Girls in Technology (GIT)
Since the early 2000’s, Girls in Technology (GIT) volunteers, funded by STEM for Her, have created amazing programs showcasing how girls and young women can prepare themselves for careers in STEM fields. STEM for Her also funds GIT Higher Education and STEM Camp scholarships for GIT girls. GIT is powered by our founding organization, Women in Technology.
This legacy program in Maryland and Virginia expanded into D.C. in 2016. Future plans include adding programs in Prince George’s County, Maryland and Alexandria/Arlington, Virginia. Through a series of five sessions, the mentorship programs introduce high school girls to STEM focused leadership development, networking, and public speaking activities. In 2019, the program included a Career Development Day and various field trips.
Sharing Our Success (SOS)
This GIT program for girls in grades 6–12 generates awareness and nurtures girls’ interest in STEM. The girls hear from professional women in successful STEM careers, participate in panel discussions, and hands-on STEM activities.
CyberPatriots – STEM Trek
In partnership with University of Maryland, GIT supports girls’ participation in CyberPatriots in schools in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The program offers high school students the opportunity to participate in web-based, tournament style cyber-defense competitions sponsored by the US Air Force. Since 2016, STEM for Her has funded a “STEM-Trek” event to bring CyberPatriot girls together with girls from other GIT programs to demonstrate cyber skills, hear speakers, and have fun!