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Regis Facility Partner for 2018 Girls STEM Summit-StatewideMarch 19, 2018
Jr. Tech's Statewide Event Expands Girls' STEM Horizons to Close Gender Gap in Workforce
Regis College is pleased to be the facility partner for the Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2018, a one-day experience for young women in grades 8–12 who love Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Jr.Tech, a Massachusetts non-profit educational organization that focuses on STEM, is the lead organizer for this premier summit.
Sunday, April 8
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.juniortech.org.
“Regis is pleased to serve as the facility partner for the Annual Girls STEM Summit-Statewide for the fifth consecutive year,” said Malcolm Asadoorian, vice president of Academic Affairs at Regis. “It is a great opportunity for these students and parents to get to know Regis and for us to showcase our campus and excellent STEM programs. This year we will present a session on Diagnostic Medical Sonography.”
The key goals of Girls STEM Summit–Statewide are to:
- educate young women about the various STEM career paths through hands-on experience;
- encourage students to continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to prepare for college;
- inspire through interaction with female professional role models;
- impact decision-making at a critical period; and
- close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.
;“Not only is there a gender gap in STEM, there is a shortage of a STEM skilled labor force and the problem is growing,” said Phyllis Russell, president of Jr.Tech. “Through the Girls STEM Summit-Statewide, we aim to inspire more women to enter STEM degree programs which will ultimately aid in building a skilled labor force.”