STEM Symposium for G.I.R.L.S.


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Do you believe in changing the norms? Do you like challenging yourself? Every year more females are joining the technical workforce and breaking barriers in S.T.E.M. fields. Want to get involved as a rising leader in S.T.E.M.? The STEM symposium was created to show 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls the world of information technology (IT). The Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas inspires girls to explore IT with an emphasis on how STEM is used in business. Students get to learn emerging technologies and meet women professionals who are engaged in IT. The symposium includes hands-on-learning, dinner with JSOM students, staff and faculty, and panel discussions with both students and women in the field.

Want to know more about STEM opportunities and understand if IT is something for you?

Come join us for the STEM Symposium where Girls are Getting Involved as Rising Leaders in S.T.E.M.!


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Overview

Welcome to the STEM Symposium for G.I.R.L.S.

This is a great opportunity for girls to get introduced to the benefits of a STEM degree. UT Dallas is a great supporter of STEM and home to a nationwide leading undergraduate program – Information Technology and Systems.

Experience first hand what it takes to be technical degree holders. Attend some exciting sessions, talk to experienced panelists, network with faculty and students. All this capsuled into two days. We look forward to seeing you.

  • “Work with Arduino Boards”
  • “Jump into Data Analytics”
  • “Learn how to code”
  • “Learn about Supply Chain Management”
  • “Explore UT Dallas Campus”

Agenda

Schedule for Friday, March 23, 2018
Time Event Room Venue
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Check-In JSOM Atrium
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Data Analytics OR Supply Chain JSOM Lab 1.302
JSOM 2.801
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Break JSOM Atrium
5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Break JSOM Atrium
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
9:00 p.m. Check-Out Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
Schedule for Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time Event Room Venue
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast JSOM Atrium
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Programming OR Arduino Boards JSOM Lab 1.302
JSOM Lab 1.211
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Industry Roundtable JSOM 1.516
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/STEM in Business JSOM Atrium
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. G.I.R.L.S. Panel Discussion JSOM 1.110
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break JSOM Atrium
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Arduino Boards OR Programming JSOM Lab 1.211
JSOM Lab 1.302
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Check-Out JSOM Atrium

We are happy to provide an excuse of absence letter as needed.

Cost and Payment

The cost to attend the STEM Symposium is $60. Your registration fee covers meals and snacks, T-shirt, and materials used.

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Did you know?

IT is one of the fastest-growing job sectors and women remain underrepresented in the IT workforce. Here at UT Dallas, 30% of our ITS students are female. We are working to increase that number!

Register Now – Spring 2018 STEM Symposium Applications

Applicants must be 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2017 school year.

WE VALUE A DIVERSE CLASSROOM AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM: Girls and boys of all ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Forms

Instructions for completing the forms

  • Filling out forms is mandatory. Registration will not be complete without the return of forms. Download and complete the forms manually. You can either bring completed forms on Friday, March 23rd or scan them and email to itsacademy@utdallas.edu.

Arrival Information

Drop off and pick up will be at the Undergraduate Lounge, Jindal School of Management, JSOM 11.105. You may park anywhere on campus, Lot M, Lot Q, and the Garage Parking Structure will be the most convenient.A parking pass will be provided to you before the start of the event.

Address:

Jindal School of Management
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

Printable Campus Parking Map

UT Dallas Parking Map

FAQ

  • How do I register?

    Click on the “Register Now” tab above

  • Who is eligible to attend the STEM Symposium?

    7th, 8th, and 9th graders who are interested in the future of IT. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

    • Be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2017 school year
    • Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation
    • Be able to provide their own reliable transportation to campus
  • How many spots are available?

    We have limited seating so apply now.

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Contact Us

I am so excited about the opportunities available in this growing field and girls have so much to offer. Please contact us to learn more about our growing program and events.

Dawn Owens, PhD Director, Undergraduate Information Technology and Systems Program

Memories from 2017

Testimonials

“I liked creating Arduino boards and listening to the wonderful presentations by the experienced people in the STEM field. The volunteers were so kind and funny, they were fun to be around.”

“My favorite part of this event was getting to wire and program everything from the LED lights to a Scratch program and the talks we had with the girls.”

“My favorite part of this event was the led lights and the coding. I could really see myself doing that in the future.”

“I absolutely LOVED the arduino boards. I now want to do more of it, and I wish I had more time to play with it.”

“I loved making new friends, learning about something new and learning about other people’s learning experience. I enjoyed learning how they found what they wanted to do and how they became interested in what they do today for a living. I liked the programming part of the camp and learning how to make a new game and make it happen.”

“My favorite part of the event was hearing from the volunteers about their experience in the and how being a woman does not say anything about not being able to reach a goal or career.” “I liked creating Arduino boards and listening to the wonderful presentations by the experienced people in the STEM field. The volunteers were so kind and funny, they were fun to be around.”

“My favorite part of this event was getting to wire and program everything from the LED lights to a Scratch program and the talks we had with the girls.”

“My favorite part of this event was the led lights and the coding. I could really see myself doing that in the future.”

“I absolutely LOVED the arduino boards. I now want to do more of it, and I wish I had more time to play with it.”

“I loved making new friends, learning about something new and learning about other people’s learning experience. I enjoyed learning how they found what they wanted to do and how they became interested in what they do today for a living. I liked the programming part of the camp and learning how to make a new game and make it happen.”

“My favorite part of the event was hearing from the volunteers about their experience in the and how being a woman does not say anything about not being able to reach a goal or career.”