Starting February 14th, the online registration opens for the annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) program. GETT provides girls from schools across the region the opportunity to work with women in business fields they are interested in pursing.
On March 12th from 8am to 4pm, girls will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). From building rockets to designing roller coasters, extracting DNA to constructing suspension bridges, young woman will investigate technology while working along side an expert in the field. It is a wonderful opportunity to utilize the free service and explore interests as a potential career.
The girls will be able to visit over 50 different organizations providing interactive experiences “trade-show style”. Companies such as West Pharmaceuticals, Vanguard, DVHIMSS, Evolve IP, AGI, HomeNet Automotive, Kinetic Physical Therapy, PJM and more will be present at GETT. In addition to the interactive experiences, special sessions for parents and educators will be held following the student sessions, offering strategies and resources to guide the girls on a pathway to success.
“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,” says Gary Smith, president and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council. Last year’s was a huge success with 530 students from 101 schools registered, and more than 200 parents, educators and volunteers in attendance.
Students and educators can participate for free, and parents are charged a nominal fee of $10. The event will take place at West Chester East High School (450 Ellis Lane). Registration is open for girls in fifth through tenth grade. For more information regarding the event or to register visit here. Spots fill up quickly so be sure to register right away. To find out more about GETT visit their Facebook page.