KU to Host Third Annual Girls in STEM Symposium Nov. 1

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University is thrilled to announce the return of the Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium for its third annual edition. Hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology, Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, this inspiring event aims to empower and excite young girls, equipping them with the confidence and knowledge to embrace future leadership roles in STEM.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Room

The Girls in STEM Symposium has evolved to encompass a broader range of STEM fields, moving beyond computer science. This expansion aligns with Kutztown University's commitment to fostering interest and excellence in science and technology among young girls.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with STEM professionals from local companies, gaining valuable insights into potential career paths within these dynamic fields. This year, we are pleased to announce that the following companies will be in attendance:

  • Luke’s University Health Network
  • Luke’s University Health Network’s Simulation Center
  • East Penn Manufacturing
  • Liquid Interactive
  • Thread Bioscience

Additionally, a distinguished panel of female STEM professionals will be present to interact with students, sharing their experiences of triumphing in traditionally male-dominated industries and offering guidance for future success in STEM careers.

This year's symposium welcomes more than 100 students from 10 regional high schools. Dr. Lisa Frye, event organizer and department chair of Computer Science and Information Technology, expressed her enthusiasm for the event.

"This is an excellent career educational opportunity for young women, who are underrepresented in STEM fields, to learn about careers in various STEM fields,” Frye said. “It provides students a fun and encouraging environment to be inquisitive with local STEM professionals.”

For more information about the Girls in STEM Symposium, please contact the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at 610-683-4340 or csitdepartment@kutztown.edu.