Girls from Nine Counties to Explore Tomorrow’s Technology at Phoenixville Middle School
Now in its 18th year, Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) will attract 1,000 girls, parents, and educators from more than 120 schools and nine counties on Saturday, March 17 from 12:30-5 PM at Phoenixville Area Middle School.
At GETT, girls in grades 5-10 will have the chance to interact with female mentors from the top regional STEM companies as they decode DNA, use tech to make music, analyze blood spatter, explore aerospace technology, build circuits, create lava lamps, and participate in more than 80 hands-on activities.
New this year are Innovation Zone activities, which will allow girls to delve into more focused learning, including wind tunnel experiments, coding and modifying circuitry. Girls will also enjoy interactive GETT exhibits from more than 60 regional organizations.
“Every year, we ensure that GETT is free to the young girls who participate so that young women from across the region have the opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Diana Kimmich, Talent Acquisition Manager at Analytical Graphics and co-chair of the GETT Planning Committee. “More than 800 girls attended last year’s GETT, and we expect this year to be even bigger.”
GETT began in Chester County in 2001 as a response to the under-representation of young women in STEM-related industries. Since that time, GETT has expanded its geographical footprint to include southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
GETT is presented by the Chester County Economic Development Council via its Innovative Technology Action Group initiative.
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