Got a girl into STEM? You won't want to miss this: Hundreds of middle school girls, moms, teachers and mentors will gather on Saturday, March 7 at Middle Tennessee State University for the 10th Annual Play Like a Girl STEM summit from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The daylong event is designed to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The schedule will feature talks and workshops led by women from Middle Tennessee and across the nation, covering coding, robotics, 3-D printing, engineering and more.
The summit kicks off in the MTSU Studen Union with Deborah Knoll (the Tennessee Department of Education STEM director); Chief Meterologist Danielle Breezy of Channel 2 and a special message from Senator Marsha Blackburn via video.
In the afternoon, girls will work with teams of peers to create a solution to a real-world problem and be able to pitch their ideas for prizes. Girls will also get to participate in experiments and work directly with Kristen Lear, a bat conservationist supported by National Geographic — Lear will lead girls in building their own bat house for a conservation project in Georgia. A full slate of speakers is on tap, too.
Tickets for The Girls Rock Stem summit are $35 for students; $15 for an adult; $15 for teachers. Register here. Middle Tennessee State University is located at 1301 East Main Street in Murfreesboro. For more information, head to iplaylikeagirl.org.