Monday, December 21, 2015

The Keystrokes - Generating Interest in STEM

Back in November, my friend Cheryl, whilst in casual conversation, mentioned to me that she was volunteering for Women in Tech (WIT) as well as Girls in Tech (GIT). She was in the middle of setting up a science fair type event that was meant to showcase current innovation and interesting projects from various tech and science companies to try and get girls more interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Everything she was describing to me sounded super interesting and I asked her if I could get a booth. I had a few friends in mind that I thought would be interested in helping, but at this point, I hadn't asked them and I had no idea what we were going to showcase. But I was still very interested in helping, and Cheryl had an extra booth, so she said "Sure". Now to find a team and an idea.

I could go on, but my friend Mary, who was part of the team that we assembled for the showcase, gives a thoughtful and thorough retelling. Check it out here.

Mary is an excellent wordsmith and her account, including the events leading up to and including the showcase is truly excellent. I highly recommend the read.