Girls Lead Exploration of Solar Energy, Robots & Forensics at 7th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEM Academy
Girls Lead Exploration of Solar Energy, Robots & Forensics at 7th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEM Academy.
Bright Girls is very excited to be providing curriculum for the afternoon business/entrepreneurial component at this amazing event. Blog post to follow as well as tweets and facebook posts @brightgirlsco.
For Immediate Release: September 15, 2016 Contact: Judith@WomensFoundationPBC.org
(West Palm Beach) — Do you remember being 12 years old and your dream was being a crime scene investigator, scientist searching for cures, or that one day you’d have a robot in your house like the Jetsons? On Saturday, September 17 these dreams will become reality when 150 middle and high school girls will join the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach county and their partners for a free day long interactive Girls Leadership Institute and STEM Academy.
“Girls are passionate leaders in STEM,” said Judith Selzer, co-founder and president of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County. “Our Girls Leadership Institute & STEM Academy disrupts trends that show girls leaving these fields as they advance in school due to gender bias.”
The program is aimed at empowering girls to be leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In addition to hands-on workshops exploring DNA, building computer apps and using the power of water, girls will also develop marketing plans and videos to share their STEM group projects with the community with a curriculum designed by Bright Girls.
“We are delighted to host the Girl’s Leadership Institute and STEM Academy as we are proud that approximately 70 percent of our student body is comprised of women,” said Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor. “The critical STEM fields contribute to our State’s leadership in attracting companies and creating jobs in the areas of life sciences, aerospace, health care, information technology, energy, and innovation. Providing the opportunity for young women to learn more about these professions maximizes their interest and potential in pursuing relevant college degrees on their path to becoming tomorrow’s leaders in the STEM and health care fields,” she added.
What: 7th Annual Girls Leadership Institute & STEM Academy
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
Where: Keiser University Flagship Campus – 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach
Schedule (Best Photo/Interview Times):
9:00 to 9:30am STEM Fair
10:00 to 11:30am STEM Workshops
12:00 to 12:45pm Speed Mentoring with STEM Leaders
1:00 to 2:00pm Business/Marketing Workshops
STEM Workshop Partners: Keiser University, Bright Girls, Florida Power & Light, Scripps, MWH Global, Future Landscape Architects of America, 4-H, Palm Beach School District, Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University, Help Our Wounded (HOW) Foundation, Pine Crest School, Taz Bots Team