On March 1, Vynyl sponsored Women Innovators (W.IN)’s SheTech 2021, a free one-day STEM event for high-school girls. The virtual event included “speed mentoring” with two dozen women in a range of STEM fields, opportunities to meet with colleges and college students in STEM majors, and a Tech Challenge to put skills to the test working on a real-world problem.
"Our first virtual SheTech was a great success. The Career Women were amazing and shared their journey to a STEM career with the girls,” said Jennifer DeWitt, W.IN board member and senior producer at Vynyl.
The event was keynoted by Nancy Lomeli of Micron Technology, who brought more than 15 years of experience working on projects ranging from solar tech to 3D NAND memory.
The event attracted girls from more than 30 schools across Idaho, and participants were each awarded $500 scholarships to the College of Idaho. The winning Tech Challenge teams won cash awards and up to $500 in scholarships from the University of Idaho.
“Everyone loved the College Discovery track, especially the Scholarship Tips & Tricks,” said Jennifer. “And the Tech Challenge did not disappoint -- as always, it was a great example of how to get things done and problem-solve as a team."
W.IN’s mission is to encourage women and girls to succeed in tech, with the goals of increasing the number of high school girls and college women in Idaho pursuing education in STEM fields and increasing the number of Idaho women staying and advancing in STEM careers.
View the highlight reel on YouTube, here: