Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering And Math

March 20, 2015 – A thousand middle school girls will descend on the Colorado Convention Center for a day of hands-on STEM workshops on Friday, May 8.

Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (GESTEM) is a free event for 6th and 7th grade girls in the Denver-metro area geared toward introducing girls to career opportunities in STEM fields. Participants engage with local STEM professionals throughout three hands-on workshops designed to widen their horizons and introduce STEM careers in a fun and active environment.

GESTEM is presented entirely by volunteers, and relies on the generosity of corporate sponsors, grants, and individual donors to fund this project. GESTEM is 100% free for attendees, but the number of students accepted for the program is primarily limited by available funding.

Registration for this year has closed, but volunteers and funding are still needed. The event requires nearly 250 volunteers. If you’re interested in helping, visit: http://www.swe-rms.org/gestem.html

GESTEM is organized by the Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section.

Event Goals:

  • Introduce students to STEM in the “real” world
  • Provide interaction with professionals to show STEM careers can be fulfilling and fun
  • Help students see a connection between careers and the skills learned in STEM classes
  • Introduce networking and mentoring basics
  • Provide an opportunity for local corporations and the community to support student success in STEM