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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Thank you to High Tech High Heels for sponsoring this event!


Thank you for your interest in our program, we currently do not have any seats available. Please consider our summer camp and check back with us for other programs and events.

Overview

Welcome to the inaugural 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, April 7, 2017
Time Item Venue
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Session 1 – Data Analytics Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211 and JSOM 11.214
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Break Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Session 2 – Supply Chain Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211 and JSOM 11.214
6:30 – 6:45 p.m. Break Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
6:45 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Canyon Creek Country Club
625 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX
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9:15 p.m. Check-out Canyon Creek Country Club
625 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX
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Schedule for Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time Item Venue
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Industry Panel Discussion JSOM 1.117
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session 3 – Programming Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211 and Lab 2 JSOM 1.302
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/STEM in Business Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. G.I.R.L.S. Panel Discussion JSOM 1.117
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session 4 – Arduino Boards Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211 and Lab 2 JSOM 1.302
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Check-Out Undergraduate Lounge
JSOM 11.105

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

Cost and Payment

The cost to attend the STEM Symposium is $60 for both days and includes meals. Our sponsor has provided scholarships to cover the cost of this event, please complete the registration application to be considered for a scholarship.

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Thank you to our sponsor.

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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, 25% of our ITS students are female. We are working to increase that number!

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 April 7 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.

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

Printable Campus Map

JSOM Map/Parking Information

UT Dallas Parking Map

Check-in Location

Campus

Register Now – Spring 2017 STEM Symposium applications

Thank you for your interest in our program, we currently do not have any seats available. Please consider our summer camp and check back with us for other programs and events.

Due to limited seats, application completion does not guarantee admittance.

Applicants must be 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2016 school year.

WE VALUE A DIVERSE CLASSROOM AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM: Girls of all ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Boys are welcome to participate.

Application Closed

FAQ

  • How do I apply to attend?

    Applications for the Spring STEM Symposium are now open!

  • Who is eligible to apply for 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 2016 school year
    • Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation
    • Be able to provide their own reliable transportation to campus
  • What does it cost?

    The cost to attend the STEM Symposium is $60 for both days and includes meals. Our sponsor has provided scholarships to cover the cost of this event, please complete the registration application to be considered for a scholarship.

  • What are the program dates?

    April 7, 2017 & April 8, 2017

    Program will end the evening of April 8th.

  • How many spots are available?

    Due to limited seats, application completion does not guarantee admittance. We have limited seating so apply now.

  • How do I apply?

    Student should fill out an application to be considered for a scholarsip Completed applications should contain all of the following components:

    • An application form
    • A short essay from the student describing the reasons for applying to the symposium (250 words)
    • Parent/Guardian and student signature required if accepted
Apply Now

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