Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit , was begun by Adriana Gascoigne in 2007 to create an opportunity for women to in STEM fields. With headquarters in San Francisco and over 50,000 members located around the globe, GIT is run by volunteers in 60 local chapters.
At the various events they host, you can expect fun, interesting and hands-on displays for the young women who participate. Once everyone has had a look around, we are introduced to the speaker(s) who is often a well established women in STEM.
We have been attending the local Girls in Technology events for the past 3 years. We always bring in our Sumo-Bots, Craft-A-Bots, and FTC Demo-Bots to engage the girls. Our team quickly explains what our booth includes and then we let the participants try our our various robots. We also love meeting the guest speakers, who recommend companies and individuals who could help us our.
This event is a very good way for us to connect with the engineering community, as many influential engineering and science-related companies exhibit there. In fact, we met our mentor from Orbital at one of the GIT events we attended.
This event is a good way to spread STEM, connect with new people and get our image out there in the engineering field. We cannot wait for the next GIT event.