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The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives announces open registration for the fourth annual SheTech Explorer Day in Arizona. SheTech Explorer Day is a free event for high school girls, featuring hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries. The goal is to activate, engage, and inspire local high school girls into STEM degrees and careers. The theme of this year’s event is Space To Be Great!
SheTech Explorer Day will be held on March 1, 2023, at the Tucson Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., co-hosted with the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office. The event will draw 300 girls from high schools across the region to connect with industry professionals and higher education partners in order to problem-solve and explore STEM careers. Activities will include workshops, exhibits, and guest speakers.
According to Barbra Coffee, director of Economic Initiatives for the City of Tucson, SheTech Explorer Day is a great way to prepare young women for jobs of the future.
“By engaging in learning experiences with local tech industry experts, students will gain skills and confidence to pursue STEM careers, which are very much in demand,” Coffee said.
Sponsors for SheTech Explorer Day include Cox, Comcast, Pima Community College, Center for the Future of Arizona, and the Tucson Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women).
To register for the event, visit connecttucson.com/shetechaz.
About the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives: The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives coordinates the city’s economic development programs for the purpose of attracting jobs and investment to the City of Tucson. The Office of Economic Initiatives also offers local small business and entrepreneurial assistance and encourages workforce development to foster a long-term sustainable and diverse local economy. For more information or to contact the Office of Economic Initiatives, visit ConnectTucson.com.