September 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Weston, MA -- Registration is now
open for Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017 hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc., taking place at Regis located in Weston, MA
on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Jr.Tech, Inc., is a
Massachusetts-based non-profit educational organization celebrating
11 years of supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
education. Over the past six years, Jr.Tech has delivered eight Summits across Massachusetts and is once again inviting 250 high school
girls to experience the premier Massachusetts STEM event for high school
Kicking off the day-long event will
be an inspirational keynote speech from a female leader in a STEM field
after which students will begin rotating through five different hands-on
career path breakout sessions with leading female STEM professionals representing a
range of STEM fields. Following lunch, students will visit the hands-on
Exhibit Hall featuring many STEM-focused organizations and higher education
institutions all demonstrating and discussing different areas of STEM careers
and fields of study. Afternoon breakouts continue followed by a closing ceremony where attendees will be given a
parting gift before heading home.
Phyllis Russell, Jr.Tech's President
and Executive Director, and the creator of the Girls STEM Summit shares,
"At every Summit, the energy that radiates from our attendees,
presenters and teachers is amazing! The feedback from the girls in attendance
is positive and immediate and the adults involved love sharing their STEM
experience and knowledge with such bright and enthusiastic attendees.
The key goals of Girls STEM
Summit – Statewide are to educate young women in grades 8-12 on various
STEM career paths through hands-on breakouts, to encourage students to
continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to
prepare for college degree programs, to inspire through interaction with
female professional role models working in STEM fields, to demonstrate that a
STEM career is attainable, to impact decision-making at a critical period,
and to close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.
The Girls STEM Summit – Statewide
2017 serves girls in grade 8-12 and will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at
Regis, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA. The event runs from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm and has a fee of $60 per student (fee includes lunch and
parting gift). Individual and group enrollment available.
For additional information and to
register students for the Summit, please visit juniortech.org.
Questions can be directed to either of the individuals noted below.
Rachel Arno 617-659-1570