Girls from 215 Schools Across the Region Explore Careers in Science, Tech at Annual GETT
With Philadelphia just named the third-best city in the U.S. for women in tech, more than 1,200 girls, parents, and educators from 215-plus schools and six counties gathered at the 19th annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) in Phoenixville last Saturday.
GETT kicked off dramatically at 12:15 PM as a female-piloted Sikorsky helicopter landed on the grounds of Phoenixville Area Middle School in front a field full of hundreds of cheering girls.
GETT is a free event for girls in grades 5-10 who explored more than 121 hands-on activities in STEM fields, including architectural design, robotics, coding, healthcare, engineering, video gaming, environmental science, virtual reality, aerospace, information technology, veterinary sciences, forensic sciences, automotive engineering, and much more. Highlights of the day included flying drones, using robotics to animate objects, creating sutures using real surgical instruments, interfacing with robots, and more.