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SheTech Explorer Day is a hands-on tech conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields. Girls who attend will have access to internerships, receive a SheTech certificate, receive pathway information and become part of a community to help girls have opportunities in STEM.
The day is tech interactive and enables girls to experience, innovate and create. Girl's start in the morning with some working sessions where they explore tech such as robotics, computer programming, digital media, health and microbiology. Then they get inspired from an female industry visionary. In the afternoon the girls experience the TechChallenge where they work with industry mentors to ideate, solve and pitch their solutions.
Over 250 internships are available to students who participate in the SheTech program. All girls who complete the SheTech program will have the ability to submit for interships through our industry partners. Internships with open the end of March.
The SheTech platform includes providing a list to STEM scholarships opportunities for girls.
High School Curriculum
The platform also includes pathways planning. Once the girls get exposure to tech and determine their interests we will work them to understand what classes to take and preparation they can do to head in to a career in STEM.
Girls gather at Weber State for STEM career conference
Sarah Brown from Mountain Crest High School commented, “If you take tech classes at school, it’s just you with 20 other guys and I’ve done that before and it’s not exactly pleasant. This is an experience with just girls and it’s fun.”
Read the full article from the Standard Examiner here
Students Talk with KUTV about SheTech
You go girl! Program aims to spark interested in STEM fields
SheTech participants had the opportunity to participate in awesome workshops that expanded their perspectives of what they can do in tech. Check out the Deseret News article for more pictures and info on the day.
SheTech Explorer Day Helps Utah Girls Prepare For STEM Careers
The Women Tech Council from Utah launched the first expansion event of their SheTech program on Friday. It helped provide access to hands-on tech experiences and mentorship with industry experts to high school girls across the state and rural areas. It aims to engage and inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
STEM Education Program Reaches out to Rural Utah Girls
30 tech companies demonstrate a wide variety of technology to nearly 400 high school girls.
High-paying Tech Jobs for Utah Girls
FOZ13 coverage of the Weber State Univeristy SheTech event looks at the long-term impacts that awareness initiatives like SheTech bring to the Utah STEM job market.
Utah girls get hands-on experience at SheTech
[Left] Nicole Peterson's hair raises from static after touching a Van de Graaff machine during SheTech Explorer Day at Utah Valley University in Orem on Friday, March 3, 2017. [Below] Women Tech Council Founder Cydni Tetro discusses the deep importance of getting girls interested in Tech.
Read More at Deseret News
High school conference aims to change demographics of tech workforce
Picture a convention of 1,200 high school students who want to go into a technology field. How much do you have to change your picture when you learn they are all girls? The She-Tech conference at Utah Valley University exists to shatter male-centered tech stereotypes. See the video at Fox13
SheTech Explorer Days inspiring Utah girls to pursue science, STEM
Jayden Tanner, an Orem home school student, attended SheTech’s Explorer Days last year, too. She said the opportunities really opened her mind as she plans her path to a career as a veterinarian. "That all involves science, technology and chemistry,” she said. “I never thought of myself as a very techy person, but I’m realizing, ‘Hey, I can get involved in technology."
Read more at The Daily Herald