Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology Program Opens 2016 Registration

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Young women tour a Sikorsky helicopter during Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology 2015.
Young participants of the Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Tech conference last year.
Young participants of the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Tech conference last year.

The eagerly awaited 16th annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology program for girls from over 100 schools from the region, will open its online registration on February 14th, writes Daily Local News.

In the exciting program full of innovation, girls from grades five to ten will work with women role models on projects that include building rockets, designing daring roller coasters, learning to code mobile apps, extracting DNA and constructing suspension bridges.

The goal of the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology program, which is organized and presented by the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Innovative Technology Action Group, is to give girls the chance to take part in hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to encourage them to seek out jobs and pursue careers in those fields.

As an added bonus, girls who participate in the program will get the opportunity to visit over 50 organizations which offer interactive experiences during the GETT Expo, among them some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the country, including West Pharmaceuticals, Vanguard, Evolve IP, and Kinetic Physical Therapy.

At the same time as the student session, a special session designed specifically for the parent/educator track will be held in order to explore best practices, strategies, and resources available for a path to STEM success.

GETT will take place at West Chester East High School at 450 Ellis Lane in West Goshen on March 12th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and while participation is free for students and educators, entry for parents is $10. During last year’s program 530 students from 101 schools registered, with over 200 parents, educators and volunteers attending the event.

“The GETT program inspires hundreds of girls each year by encouraging them to explore careers in STEM, and learn from dozens of successful female role models who work in a variety of fields,” said Gary Smith, President and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council.

For more information on registering, go here. For information on sponsoring the event see here and for volunteering, register here .

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