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Register for TWISTER at ASC on Feb. 9

The event aims to inform, motivate and empower girls in grades 7 to 12 to pursue careers in STEAM.

TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Tech, Engineering & Research) is a daylong event presented by Adventure Science Center aimed to inform, motivate and empower middle and high school girls in grades 7th – 12th to pursue careers in STEAM. The event returns for its 19th anniversary on Saturday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout the day, attendees will hear from a wide variety of esteemed presenters like the Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Heather Schwartz, from the Nashville Zoo and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Dr. Larisa R.G. DeSantis, from Vanderbilt.

Twister in Nashville at The Adventure Science Center

The cost of admission is $20 per student and includes:

  • Four, fifty-five-minute sessions chosen by the participant
  • Hands-on, real-life STEAM activities
  • Catered lunch
  • Breakout sessions with like-minded middle and high school teens
  • Networking opportunities with professional women in STEAM careers
  • Two general admission tickets to Adventure Science Center for future use

Since launching in 2003, TWISTER has impacted more than 1,450 young women and over 400 professional women have volunteered as presenters. In addition, WiTT, Women in Technology of Tennessee, will reward two scholarships to Tennessee high school students, with preference given to those pursuing technology-related careers. The winning award is $5,000 and the runner-up will receive $2,500. Scholarship recipients will be introduced and awarded by WITT representatives during TWISTER.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.