Girls Summit


Girls Summit: S.T.E.A.M. Career Exploration Day

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022


What Is Girls Summit?

Girls Summit is a hands-on S.T.E.A.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) career exploration day that introduces students in grades 5th-10th to “non-traditional” fields through a keynote address, a series of workshops, and panel discussions comprised of students from local colleges and high schools.  Participants will experience coordinated S.T.E.A.M Workshops in partnership with ESF and Syracuse University.  Participants will engage in women empowered access to science and technology through business presentations from local business owners for career workshops in the 2022 Girls Summit this year.

How Can I Get Involved?

  1. Become a workshop presenter (NOTE: must have expertise in a STEAM-related field)
    • As a presenter, you will be asked to conduct four 45-minute workshops. These should be hands-on, minds-on activities tailored to specific age groups (attendees will be between 10-15 years old).
  2. Volunteer (NOTE: must be at least 18 years of age)
    • Group Guide: # Needed – 25
      • You and another volunteer will be assigned a group of 10-15 youth and for whom you will spend the day with: attend all sessions, breaks, and lunch. You will assist with room transitions, bathroom breaks, lunch, and pre- & post-evaluation. You are the go to person for your group! It is your responsibility to greet the youth and make them feel welcome and at ease when they arrive and throughout the day.
    • Registration & Reporting: # Needed – 5
      • You will be responsible for signing youth in who have pre-registered and for registering youth who show up on the day of to register. You will also be responsible for handling payments and ensuring that all paperwork is filled out completely. After the registration period is over, you will enter information from the registration forms into a reporting system.
    • Floater & Photographer: # Needed – 4
      • You will be paired up with another volunteer to be a “floater” at each site – the designated ESF campus building and SU campus building. You will be the “go-between” for communication between workshop presenters and event staff. You will also be the point person for pointing group guides in the right direction at the site you are assigned to.
    • Lunch Servers: # Needed – 5
      • You will be responsible for proper food handling in serving lunch to participants and volunteers, and for clean-up after the lunch period is over.
  3. Become a panelist (NOTE: must be currently enrolled in a community college, university, or as a senior in high school)
  4. Become a financial sponsor.
  5. Donate your photography skills! Document the day and assist in social media efforts.
  6. Donate items as door prizes for participants.





 For More Information:

Contact Caitlyn Copfer at (315) 424-0040 or