Women in Technology canceled; will not be rescheduled
Given the evolving coronavirus situation, Penn State, including Penn State Behrend, has moved all classroom and lab instruction online for the remainder of the semester. This is being done to reduce large gatherings of individuals, such as faculty and staff meeting face-to-face. In line with this, all Behrend Youth Education Outreach programs and visits have been postponed or canceled for summer 2020.
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Women in Technology Day introduces high school girls to the different careers available in the fields of technology, focusing specifically on computing.
Professional mentors, as well as faculty and current students from Penn State Behrend, provide hands-on workshops during the event. At the 2019 event, several companies, including National Fuel Gas Company, Erie Insurance, TechnipFMC, and Wabtec Corporation, hosted activities designed to introduce students to careers that are made possible by majoring in computing or information technology.
For example, as part of National Fuel’s activity, the students used their phones to collect GPS points for a National Fuel Gas Company pipeline. The girls then compared the data gathered with that of National Fuel employees, who used professional—and more accurate—Arrow Gold Global Navigation Satellite System units. The GPS mapping activity was designed to illustrate one of the diverse career fields available to students.
Nearly forty girls from six different school districts took part in the 2019 program.
Contact [email protected] for more information on upcoming dates.