--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GRRL Tech:
Thursday, March 15th, 2012, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
|9:00 – 9:35 am||Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker:|
|Donna Sams, Retired Senior Vice President, PBM Systems, CVS Caremark|
|10:00 – 10:45 am||Student and Teacher Session 1 Workshops|
|11:00 – 11:45 am||Student and Teacher Session 2 Workshops|
|Noon – 12:30 pm||Closing Remarks and Scholarship Announcement|
Where: University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus
What: Tech 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 11th 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 23 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.
520+ female high school students
29 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: CVS
Networking Corporation, the Governor’s
Workforce Board of Rhode Island, EpiVax,
Achievement of Rhode Island.