SheTech Explorer Day @ Weber State University
March 31, 2017
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.
Register now to meet with technology leaders and learn about careers in tech
March 31, 2017 from 8:30-2:30 at Weber State University
SheTech Explorer Day is a hands-on tech conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This free 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.
What will I do during the day?
Your day will be very interactive and allow you to touch and feel a lot of really cool things. You’ll start in the morning with some sessions where you can explore things such as robotics, computer programming, digital media, health and microbiology. You'll then listen to a keynote speech from a woman business leader while enjoying a catered lunch. In the afternoon we have a SheTech Challenge where you will be in teams for a design activity. Finally, awards and giveaways will round out your day.
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.
All girls that complete the Workshops, TechZone and TechChallenge will receive a certificate. In addition, Certiport is offering girls who come through the SheTech program the opportunity to complete an industry certification. To receive one of those certifications check the box on registration to get access to the curriculum.