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


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Do you believe in changing the norms?
Do you like challenging yourself?
Do you want to get involved as a rising leader in S.T.E.M.?


Every year more females are joining the technical workforce and breaking barriers in S.T.E.M. fields.

The STEM symposium was created to introduce 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls to 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.

Join us for the STEM Symposium where Girls are Getting Involved as Rising Leaders in S.T.E.M., learn more about STEM opportunities and discover if IT is something for you!

Event is sold out.

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.

Welcome

The Symposium 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.

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

Benefits

Symposium students get to:

  • learn emerging technologies
  • meet women professionals who are engaged in IT
  • practice using STEM tools and technologies with their hands
  • dine with JSOM students, staff and faculty
  • engage with panel discussions with both students and women in the field

Activities

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

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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

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 1.211
JSOM 2.801
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Break JSOM Atrium
5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Supply Chain OR Data Analytics JSOM 2.801
JSOM Lab 1.211
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
9:00 – 9:15 pm Student Check-Out JSOM Atrium
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 12.101
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Industry Roundtable JSOM Atrium
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 1.217
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break JSOM Atrium
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Arduino Boards OR Programming JSOM Lab 1.302
JSOM Lab 12.101
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Check-Out JSOM Atrium

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

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

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UT Dallas Parking Map

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

Thank you to our sponsor HHTH, your registration fee for meals, snacks, T-shirt, and materials used has been reduced to $10. This is a processing fee and will confirm your seat at the event.

You may request a full refund up to 48 hours prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be issued after that.

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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!

Registration

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.

Our event is currently sold out, thank you for your interest.

Registeration closed

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.
Fatima Alam

Fatima Alam – Keynote Speaker

Fatima is a Research and Design Program Manager at Zix and fierce champion for women in technology. She is an alumnus of UTD and is currently pursuing her MBA at UT Austin.

Click here to learn more about Fatima

Libni Wheeler

Libni Wheeler

Libni Wheeler is an alumnus of the BS in Information Technology and Systems program at UTD.
She is currently working at USAA as a Software Development Engineer.

Click here to learn more about Libni

Cynthia Hunt

Cynthia Hunt

Cynthia Hunt supports the undergraduate Supply Chain Management Program. She has a passion for student success, both while completing their academic program and in securing a full-time job. She, along with Supply Chain Management students, deliver an engaging and fun supply chain module for our G.I.R.L.S. STEM Symposium participants.

Click here to learn more about Cynthia

Elaine Lee

Elaine Lee

Elaine Lee is a current UTD student pursuing her MS in Business Analytics.

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Julia Cocco

Julia Cocco

Julia Cocco is a current student pursuing her BS in Supply Chain Management.

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Sarah Tse

Sarah Tse

Sarah Tse is a current UTD student pursuing her BS in Information Technology and Systems. Sarah is also on the Executive Team for the ITS Leadership Council.

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Saachi Minocha

Saachi Minocha

Saachi is a current UTD student majoring in Information Technology and Systems. She is President of the Women in Technology and Business student organization at UTD and will graduate in May 2018.

Click here to learn more about Saachi

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 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 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 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.”