Changing the Face of Technology with Women



Girls Reaching for Education About Technology and Moving In New Directions for Success

Girls Reaching for Education About Technology and Moving in New Directions for Success (GREATMINDS™) is an outreach to encourage young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through its community programs.

DFW*ATW launched the GREATMINDS™ initiative ten years ago as a step to fulfill its mission of encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields. The GREATMINDS™ Program bridges the gap between industry and schools (students, educators and parents) by establishing community programs and groups focused on reaching out to young girls. The programs under this initiative have included one day events, camps and scholarships.


“Studies have shown that as girls get more interested in STEM fields throughout their youth, they are more likely to pursue careers that use STEM to solve today’s challenges. Through our GREATMINDSTM programs, we expose young girls to women that have pursued STEM careers and encourage them to be interested in “cool” technology fields. GREATMINDSTM provides a great place for them to start!”

– Marilyn Kibler-Colón, President, DFW*ATW



GREATMINDSTM Sponsored Events

                                      


Dallas ISD STEM EXPO

The STEM EXPO provides students, parents, and community members an opportunity to participate in over 140 hands-on exhibits (featuring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and serve as the culminating event for our District Championships.

www.dallasisd.org



                

    


Girls in STEM Summer Expo 2019

It was open to all, and designed to encourage young students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) through interactive and educational games and activities. The event was July 13, 2019. See event photos below:

Learn More about the Event Here.






    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BNSF Railway 2400 Western Center Boulevard Fort Worth, TX
    Register

    DFW*ATW Needs Volunteers for February 22, 2020 

    BNSF’s Technology Awareness Day – Volunteers Needed!

    BNSF’s Technology Awareness Day is part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week. The national campaign was started by IBM and aims to “promote significant minority achievement in engineering, science and technology.” Corporate-sponsored events are held nationally during a week in February.

    BNSF began hosting the event in 2004, and attendance has grown every year. DFW*ATW has supported this event almost every year since it's inception! ATW hosts a table to encourage the kids to consider STEM-related degrees as they plan for their next steps following high school.   

    The one-day event is a local version of the campaign that aims to educate local minority youths about careers in the technology field and challenges attendees to design and develop their own technological solutions that are judged at the event.  Social Production Photo Booth will be on site at Technology Awareness Day to capture the fun!

    Register HERE to Volunteer!

    Volunteers needed for 11 am to 2 pm.

    BNSF’s Technology Awareness Day is part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week. The national campaign was started by IBM and aims to “promote significant minority achievement in engineering, science and technology.” Corporate-sponsored events are held nationally during a week in February.

    BNSF began hosting the event in 2004, and attendance has grown every year. DFW*ATW has supported this event almost every year since it's inception! ATW hosts a table to encourage the kids to consider STEM-related degrees as they plan for their next steps following high school.   

    The one-day event is a local version of the campaign that aims to educate local minority youths about careers in the technology field and challenges attendees to design and develop their own technological solutions that are judged at the event.  Social Production Photo Booth will be on site at Technology Awareness Day to capture the fun!

    Register to Volunteer HERE!

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fujitsu, 2791 Telecom Parkway, Richardson, TX
    Register

    Click here to volunteer.

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