July 28, 2011
Wentworth Participates in Tech Savvy Program
In an effort to introduce young girls to technology, engineering, and computing careers, Wentworth participated in a collaborative effort with area colleges and nonprofit organizations as part of Tech Savvy, a weeklong program that was launched last year by the Boston Area Girls Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Collaborative.
Tech Savvy presents exciting and varied opportunities available to females and exposes them to several college campuses at an early age. Throughout the week of July 25-29, approximately 30 middle school girls participated in activities led by professors and professionals working in STEM fields ranging from architecture and biomedical engineering to computer science and circuits. The program took place on the campuses of Wentworth, Northeastern, Harvard, and UMass Boston, as well as at Microsoft.
Members of the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative include the Museum of Science, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Girl Scouts of MA, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Science Club for Girls, Simmons College, UMass Boston, Wentworth, and WGBH.
- Dennis Nealon