Girls Summit is a hands-on S.T.E.M.-based career exploration day that introduces girls in grades 6th-10th to “non-traditional” fields through a keynote address, a series of workshops, and a college-readiness panel comprised of students from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and ESF's Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) program as well as from other local colleges. All speakers, workshop facilitators, and panelists are women, so that participants can better envision themselves in similar roles. Each participant will rotate through 4 of 8 workshops, half on the ESF campus featuring ESF-fostered careers and half on the Syracuse University campus in conjunction with their Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP). Topics included in this year's Girls Summit are paper-making and testing, watershed models, wind turbines, heart beat regulation, Science for Health and Life, coding, Scratch software, and fermentation.
Girls Summit is intended for girls at a slightly younger age than many career workshops, because girls in this age group often do not realize that they are in a position to make decisions that may affect the rest of their lives. Our primary goal is to empower girls with confidence, knowledge, and role models essential for making educational and life decisions consistent with personal goals of economic independence, self-sufficiency, and equality.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the Conference begins at 9:30 AM. Lunch will be provided at no additional cost!