The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives announces open registration for Arizona’s second SheTech Explorer Day, to be held on April 22. SheTech Explorer Day is a one-day event that provides high school girls the opportunity to engage with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on activities alongside industry mentors.
SheTech Explorer Day is expected to draw approximately 150 girls from high schools throughout the region and will connect them with STEM professionals and higher education partners. The girls will attend workshops hosted by professionals from Pima JTED, UArizona, Paragon, FreeFall Aerospace, Microsoft TEALS, Edmund Optics, NP Photonics, Darling Geomatics, and IBM, among others.
Students will hear keynote addresses from Katie Schwertz, Design Engineering Manager at Edmund Optics, and Susan Gray, President and CEO of Tucson Electric Power. The girls will also hear from Senator Sinema, Mayor Romero, and Vice Mayor Nikki Lee.
With the launch of last year’s SheTech Explorer Day at the University of Arizona Tech Parks, Arizona became the fourth state to host the event. SheTech, a program created by the Women Tech Council in 2014, was first presented in Utah and now has chapters in Colorado, Idaho, and Arizona.
Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s SheTech Explorer Day will be hosted via Zoom. The event is presented with support from Raytheon, Pima Community College, Tucson Electric Power, BRINK Media, Pima County, Tech Parks Arizona, and Optics Valley.