By Mark Tullis | Posted - Mar 12th, 2024

 

 

 

 

STEM Event Draws 3,000 High School Girls to Prepare Future Tech Workforce

On March 14, 2024, some 3,000 girls from over 150 schools across Utah will come together for the Women Tech Council’s SheTech Explorer Day—the premiere STEM event for girls in the state. SheTech Explorer Day inspires girls to study STEM subjects in school and later pursue myriad STEM-related careers. It energizes and prepares them to become a part of the state’s future technology workforce—an important engine of the state's thriving economy.

Over the last decade, SheTech has activated more than 30,000 girls to pursue STEM. 

Now in its tenth year, SheTech Explorer Day this year will introduce Utah girls interested in STEM to over 1,000 mentors from technology companies from Utah's dynamic tech sector for a hand-on, day-long event filled with cutting edge technologies including robotics, aerospace, 3D printing, forensics, artificial intelligence, drone technology, chemistry, biomedicine, virtual reality, aviation, and more.  

This year, presenters and mentors from companies such as Adobe, Ancestry, Bill, Dealertrack, Dell Technologies, Domo, Entrata, Nu Skin, Vivint, VM Ware, and others, will interact with the girls, share stories and insights, and provide tips and guidance.

Participating girls will also experience working with mentors to solve real-world problems using technology.

This year's event will take place at Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 State Street, in Sandy, Utah. It is a favorite event for Utah's Governor Spencer Cox to attend, share remarks, and interact with them among the various tech activities and company exhibits.

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and wraps up by 1:15 p.m, and falls into two parts:

  • From 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., the girls will interact with more than 50 technology experiments including robotics, aerospace, 3D printing, forensics, artificial intelligence, drone technology, chemistry, biomedicine, virtual reality, aviation, etc.
  • The second half, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will reconvene the girls and mentors in the main hall for lunch. Here the girls will work on a problem-solving activity with mentors.

For more information, visit SheTech Explorer Day and see previous TechBuzz coverage of Explorer Day 2023 by SheTech Ambassador and Media Intern, Ava.

SheTech welcomes volunteers at Explorer Day. It offers a worthwhile and high-impact opportunity for interested mentors from Utah's tech sector to volunteer their time and contribute to the education of Utah's emerging female STEM workforce. 

Click here to find out more about volunteering Explorer Day.

 
Mark Tullis
About the Author

Mark Tullis - Mark is Co-founder and Editor of TechBuzz News. Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Mark attended Weber State, Brigham Young, and Tufts Universities. He has been involved in tech, media, publishing and education since the 1980s. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and playing the saxophone.

 

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