Girls to explore tech careers at UVU SheTech Explorer Day on March 3

Approximately 1,000 girls from ninth through 12th grades are expected for the fourth annual Utah Valley University SheTech Explorer Day on March 3.

Hosted by the Women Tech Council and UVU, the event’s goal is to create a safe and fun environment encouraging young women to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. It features workshops, prizes and contests, networking, field opportunities — and fun for the attendees.

SheTech Explorer Day will kick off from 8:45-9:15 a.m. with UVU President Matthew S. Holland and Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor at the Utah Governor’s Office, in the UCCU Center.

SheTech focuses on the same type of engaged learning that is a hallmark of UVU. There will be hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math, with the goal to expose girls to the topics in a fun atmosphere, meet STEM role models, and learn about opportunities in those fields.

There will also be chances to learn about internships and become part of a community to help the girls find STEM opportunities.

Robotics, computer programming, digital media, health and microbiology are just some of the topics that will be addressed.

Following a lunch with a keynote speaker Cyd Tetro, president of Women Tech Council, there will be a TechChallenge in which girls compete in teams on a design challenge. This event is sponsored by

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