Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology

Posted by on January 27, 2014

GETT (Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology) is an annual day long event for girls in Grades 6th -12th , as well as their parents  to learn about career opportunities in the broad scope of the STEM Industries.  The day is filled with exciting, enlightening and experiential workshops led by successful women that are already in the STEM fields. GETT will be held on Saturday, March 15th at Phoenixville High School, 1000 Purple Pride Parkway, Phoenixville Pa 19460.

The event will last from 8:30 am-3:00pm and will feature the various workshops, breakfast/lunch and even a KEYNOTE SPEAKER!! Some of the over 400 students that attended last year participated in activities like : Math Based Project Runway, Computer Hardware Assembly, Building a Mobile Phone Application, Building their own Lego Robots and even exploring a live full size Helicopter!! There is always a huge turnout for this event and registration goes extremely quick.

I would ask that you have the students fill out the permission slip, photo release and bus behavior form and return it to me by February 12, 2014  via email or fax. Once I receive the forms and slips, I will personally register the students and get back to you with the transportation information. Please contact me with any questions and I thank you in advance for all your support!!

Kyle Carter
Business & Community Liaison
Montgomery County Youth Services (YEP)
Office (610)-278-5148

FACTS ABOUT GETT (Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology)

•    Began in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 2001 as a response to the under representation of young women in the computer and information technology fields.
•    Organized by ITAG of Southeastern Pa (Innovative Technology Action Group)
•    Designed for girls in grades 6 through 12 and their parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about careers in the dynamic fields of technology.
•    Some of the highlights for the 2013 GETT Event were :

1.    Varied Presentations for All Age Levels- Presentations included students having the opportunities to engage with Computer Hardware assembly with a activity called “Hardware Rocks “; In addition, the students had the opportunity to program their own Lego Robots, explore a live Helicopter, create their own fashion apparel using a math based Project Runway theme and finally developed their own Mobile Phone Application in another activity.
2.    Some of the attendance for the 2013 event was as follows : 401 students attended from 98 schools, 120 parents and educators, 112 volunteers, 89% of the students had attended the prior years GETT, and 71% percent of the students said they were now interested in pursuing a STEM CAREER

*For More Information and to Register, Please contact Kyle Carter at 610 278 5148 or via email at

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