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TWISTER - Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Research

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Program Description:
TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Research) is a daylong professional conference for high school girls, presented by women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Research) professions. Each presenter is eager to share details about her career with you, answer your questions, help steer you to the right educational pathway, and give you a little taste of daily life in the workplace. Participants attend four, 55-minute sessions that explore a variety of STEM topics.

Time Details: 

One day.

Cost Details: 

$15

People Details: 

High school girls interested in learning more about STEM careers!

Prize Details: 

WiTT Scholarship

WiTT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) awards a $5000 scholarship and Asurion, through WiTT partnership, awards a $1000 scholarship to select TWISTER attendees. Applications have closed for the 2017 WiTT Scholarship.

2016 WiTT Scholarship Winners

$5,000 Scholarship to Lauren H., Merrol Hyde Magnet School
$1,000 Scholarship to Lillian E., Martin Luther King Junior Magnet School

Submission Details: 

One submission per student.

Outcome of the Activity: 
To inform high school aged young women about possible science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career paths, by providing opportunities for participants to connect with positive female role models working in STEM fields and to engage in hands-on, real-life STEM activities. Since 2003, over 1,300 students have attended TWISTER and over 350 women have volunteered as presenters.
Activity Address: 
800 Fort Negley Blvd
37203 Nashville , TN
United States
36° 8' 47.4108" N, 86° 46' 31.6596" W
Tennessee US