When: Thursday, March 14th,
2013, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus
Collective's GRRL (Girls Reaching Remarkable Levels) Tech is an
interactive technology expo offering female high school students an
up-close and engaging look into dynamic and rewarding technology
opportunities. Through industry mentoring and hands-on workshops, GRRL
Tech aims to encourage STEM learning, break down gender myths and offer
career insight into STEM industries.
In its 12th installment, this year's GRRL Tech expo will be
hosted by the University of Rhode Island, pairing faculty and staff with
female industry professionals in facilitating 25 student workshops
focused on STEM fields ranging from bioscience, animal science, and
oceanography to engineering, physics, and computer science. Sessions
will be held across the campus, including in the new Center for
Biotechnology & Life Sciences building.
Additionally, between three and five GRRL Tech attendees will be awarded
4-year, $4,000 tuition scholarships to URI. Recipients are determined by
their essay submissions as chosen by the GRRL Tech Scholarship Committee
and will be announced at the end of the expo.
Who:450 female high school students50 educators31
local Rhode Island high schools and career and tech centers
Sponsors: GRRL Tech is presented by Tech
Collective, Rhode Island's Industry Association for Information
Technology and Bioscience. It will be hosted for the first time by the University
of Rhode Island at its Kingston Campus. On behalf of all involved,
we are grateful to GRRL Tech's 2012 sponsors: IBM®,
Networking Corporation, the Governor's
Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Job Development
Inc., and Junior
Achievement of Rhode Island.
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