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BrainTech Robotics STEMTASTIC Girls Challenge

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STEMTASTIC Girls Challenge 2017

BrainTech Robotics STEM Learning Centre’s project STEMTASTIC Girls Challenge was activated in 2017 with a single mission: to empower young girls ages 11-17 to see the way and their place as innovative contributors in STEM hence closing the gender gap in technology.  Through their engagement into this program young girls will embark on a major shift in their educational path towards building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the Canada.

 

 

Despite significant progress in education and labour force participation, women remain underrepresented in occupations in natural and applied sciences, which pay relatively higher wages on average, and are overrepresented in occupations in elementary and secondary education and health care—which, in comparison, pay relatively lower wages. Although the wage gap between men and women has been closing over time, field of study is a factor that might explain part of the remaining wage gap, along with other differences such as hours worked, number of years of experience and presence of children.

 

 

The under representation of women in scientific occupations is itself partly due to their low participation in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) despite efforts to attract them.

 

 

The STEMTASTIC Girls Challenge for the Summer of 2017, curriculum a summer program for 6th-12th grade girls, is designed for students with a wide range of computer, math and science academic experience.  The program teaches a broad set of both hard and soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, confidence, time management and communication.  Some of the amazing experiences these girls will receive includes: a lesson in coding robots by a leading technology company headquartered at Cupertino.   Face-to-face Tech talks and mentoring from accomplished executive women of wildly successful technology companies and the opportunity to get hands on training in the development, build and coding of drones and robots to meet interest worl-challenges.

 

 

These summer programs are made possible by tech companies willing to sponsor $550.00 seats for girls who compete for those coveted positions by submitting essays on their desire to pursue and integrate in STEM culture.  BrainTech Robotics is intent on having a real tangible impact on closing the gender gap in the tech world.   Support for this organization helps create a computer science sisterhood which teaches girls that “code is a universal computer language spoken by anyone boy / girl, who wishes to speak it”.

 

 

Statistics:

According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), women accounted for 33% of STEM university graduates, but almost two-thirds of graduates in non STEM fields.

Accordingly, the proportions of women in scientific occupations remained significantly lower than in other occupations, especially among those that normally require a university degree.

Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. In 1984 37% of all computer science graduates were women, now that number is just 18%. For many young girls, the biggest drop off in interest in computer science typically happens between the ages of 13-17.   BrainTech Robotics aims to keep girls interested in pursuing tech during this critical time by involving them in summer immersion and after school programs trained and mentored by skilled and experienced women in the computer, tech & science industry.

 

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Waiver of Liability* I, the undersigned guardian, hereby release and forever discharge the BrainTech Robotics Program and its respective officers, employees, agents and program supporter/sponsors from and against all claims, actions, costs, damages and expenses with respect to damage and/or bodily injury to my child or property as a result of his or her participation in the said “BrainTech Robotics Program ”. I understand that BrainTech Robotics Program has a violence-free, peanut-free, inclusion and computer-use policy to ensure the safety of all participants. Any behavioral misconduct will result in immediate removal from this program, with no money refunded. Having read and understood the indemnification and release form in its entirety, I declare that I hereby agree to be bound by the terms and conditions. Participants in BrainTech Robotics Program may have their photos captured and displayed for the purpose of informing parents of the days activities and their child's progress. These photos may also be used in marketing material promoting BrainTech Robotics Program . Understanding the terms and conditions of this indemnification and release, I give my consent for the registrant to participate.


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ARE YOU READY FOR STEM? TELL US WHY IN A 250 WORD ESSAY!
-Why do you want to participate in the STEMTASTIC CHALLENGE summer program for Girls?
-What is about the description of the program that excites you?
-What parts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics do you already enjoy?
-What are some examples of how you have worked well in a team in one of your classes?