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GRRL Tech to Welcome 450 High School Girls, 50 Educators to URI for Hands-On STEM Expo
[March 14, 2013]

GRRL Tech to Welcome 450 High School Girls, 50 Educators to URI for Hands-On STEM Expo

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Tech Collective:

When: Thursday, March 14th, 2013, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm



9:00 - 9:40 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker:
Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
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 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.

450 female high school students
50 educators
31 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®, Atrion Networking Corporation, the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Job Development Fund, EpiVax, Inc., and Junior Achievement of Rhode Island.

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