Over 500 Middle and High School Girls Attend GETT Event
Monday, March 18th 2013
On March 16, 2013 over 500 girls, parents, and educators had the opportunity to meet many successful women with careers based in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) event held at Phoenixville Area Middle School.
Statistics indicate girls are not embracing careers in technology, despite an increasing need for skilled professionals in STEM fields in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Information and knowledge are keys in helping girls, parents, and educators learn how careers in technology can be fulfilling, fun, and rewarding personally, professionally, and financially.
Keynote speaker, Wendy Brown, a native of State College, PA, is currently a second year PhD student at UC Davis in biomedical engineering, and has cheered for the Sacramento Kings (NBA) and Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) while in school. Wendy’s research focuses on using stem cells derived from skin to engineer articular cartilage for treatment of osteoarthritis.
GETT is presented by the Innovative Technology Action Group. ITAG is an industry partnership of the Chester County Economic Development Council with support from the private sector, the Chester County Workforce Investment Board and the PA Department of Labor & Industry. ITAG’s mission is to promote Information Technology, Communications, and Technological Processes, to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania as a means to become more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace.