The 17th Annual TWISTER STEAM Conference was held on April 6th at Adventure Science Center where 38 professional women across STEAM backgrounds came together to present hands-on sessions to high school students to give these young ladies an experience of “a day in the life of” their particular career field.
Over 60 students attended the day long event where they experienced 4 different sessions, interaction with the all the volunteers, meeting new friends, photo booth fun, taking home cool door prizes and great memories! Cheryl D. Mayes, MBA was the keynote speaker kicking it off on ‘Building Your Personal Brand’.
Two high school seniors were awarded a scholarship based off their essay entrance where they addressed these questions, “As you look to enter college and then the full time workforce, what technologies will you focus on and what problems do you plan on solving through technology? And how? How will this scholarship help you achieve this goal?”
- WiTT $5000 scholarship was awarded to Jessica Shields.
- Asurion $2500 scholarship was awarded to Tatyana Natal.
WiTT has partnered with Adventure Science Center for years to assist with the event in many ways beyond the scholarship by participating on the committee, helping with recruiting speakers as well as volunteers. This event is one of our most important and impactful Outreach initiatives.