In an effort to inspire more young women to engage in local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, Menasha Corporation has teamed up with Miller Electric and the Talent Collaborative of the Fox Cities Chamber to provide the fourth annual Smart Girls Rock! event in the Fox Cities, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7.
Approximately 100 freshmen and sophomore female students from several Fox Cities region schools will attend the one-day event at Menasha Corporation, 1645 Bergstrom Road in Neenah, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The students will experience group speed mentoring with 24 women in STEM-related professions, as well as participate in other interactive activities which will expose the students to in-demand STEM careers.
Group speed mentoring is a form of mentoring which provides a valuable learning opportunity for less experienced individuals while requiring a limited commitment of time and resources for more experienced individuals serving as mentors. Smart Girls Rock! allows young girls to set career goals and start taking steps to realize the realities of those goals.
During the speed mentoring sessions, small groups of students will move through interactive stations, comprised of panels of professional women as well as hands-on activities that range from solving a crime scene to virtual welding and engineering to 3D print technology.
Smart Girls Rock! is made possible through the generous support of: Menasha Corporation, Miller Electric Mfg. Co., the Talent Collaborative of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Katapult, Gulfstream and the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region.
For additional information on sponsorship or volunteering for Smart Girls Rock! in the Fox Cities, contact Jennifer Brown, Director of Existing Industry & Innovation, by email Jennifer@foxcitiesregion.com or phone (920) 734-7101.
Media are encouraged to attend. Please contact us prior to the event to notify us of your expected attendance.