SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade to interact with different companies that have technology at their core.
Register early, as workshops fill up fast! Registration is free and closes on February 26, 2016. The event will be held at Utah Valley University at the UCCU Center, and will take place on March 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year the event is sponsored by Ancestry.com and the STEM Action Center, and hosted by Utah Valley University and the Women Tech Council.
The day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The 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.
Companies will have displays, interactive projects, and tech information to discover throughout the day. Girls will spend the day involved in different workshops, which they choose. Some areas of study include aerodynamics, forensics, robotics and digital animation.
“We want young women to not only see the vast range of opportunities but also that it is more about creativity and problem solving than about math,” said Angela Trego, assistant professor of technology management. “We continue to make this event bigger and better each year. We have more companies involved, new workshops and a fun design challenge that participants won’t want to miss.”