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UPDATE:

Ready to explore amazing STEM activities and careers?

As you may have guessed at this time with COVID-19, we are unable to bring 1,000 girls together in one location.  BUT great news…we are re-engineering GETT into a 20th anniversary video series that will be launched in early November 2020 with the opening ceremony, followed by a weekly video or livestream with hands-on STEM activities from our Expo organizations.  This programming will run through the school year, so instead of one day, it will take place over 8 months!

Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) is an annual event in the spring for girls in grades 5-10 and their parents to learn about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM related industries. The program is filled with exciting, enlightening and experiential activities led by successful women in STEM fields.

Background:
GETT began in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 2001 as a response to the under-representation of young women in the computer and information technology fields. Since that time, GETT has expanded its geographical footprint to include students from all around Southeastern Pennsylvania and now showcases the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and  Math (STEM).

GETT is an initiative of the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), a program under the Chester County Economic Development Council, and is driven by the volunteer efforts of numerous public, private and educational organizations, along with public and private investments.

2019 “GETT by the Numbers”:

  • A record 957 girls from grades 5-10 and 315 parents and educators attended the event
  • There were 73 adult volunteers and 32 High School STEM Ambassador volunteers
  • 67 companies provided 121 hands-on STEM activities led by women in STEM careers
  • The new “Women Executives in STEM Forum” included 23 women from STEM companies across the region

Check out the videos from 2019 to see GETT  in action!