Girls' Summit 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
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Girls Summit is a hands-on S.T.E.A.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) career exploration day that introduces girls in grades 5th-10th to “non-traditional” fields through a keynote address, a series of workshops, and panel discussions comprised of students from local colleges and high schools. All speakers, workshop facilitators, and panelists are women so that participants can better envision themselves in similar roles. Each participant will rotate through 4 of 8 workshops, half on the ESF campus featuring ESF-fostered careers and half on the Syracuse University campus in conjunction with their Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP). Past workshop topics have included paper-making and testing, building watershed models, constructing wind turbines, heart beat regulation, Science for Health and Life, coding, Scratch software, and fermentation. Girls Summit is intended for girls at a slightly younger age than many career workshops because girls in this age group often do not realize that they are in a position to make decisions that may affect the rest of their lives. Our primary goal is to empower girls with the confidence, knowledge, and role models essential for making educational and life decisions consistent with personal goals of economic independence, self-sufficiency, and equality.

Girls Summit aims to: (1) Spark the spirit, trigger the imagination, and encourage young women to consider new and exciting career opportunities; (2) Increase a girl's interest in math, science and technology and in sticking with school; (3) Provide girls with opportunities to meet and form personal contacts with women working in non- traditional fields; and (4) Provide hands-on learning about alternative careers in a format that is committed to benefiting girls of all ethnicities, races, religions, and abilities.

If you have any questions, please contact Aja Everson at or by phone at 315-424-0040.

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