Girls Inc. of Tarrant County’s Annual Celebration Breakfast 2017 theme is Full STEM Ahead. The event is presented by Lockheed Martin and other sponsors include Bell Helicopter, BNSF Railway, Frost Bank, and Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, and Sampson, LLP.
This year, United Way of Tarrant County is receiving the Strong Partner Award, Penny Rowell and Sharon Mullarkey are each receiving the Bold Woman Award, and Lizabeth Tinch is receiving the Volunteer of the Year award. In addition to these awards, girls will also receive special awards for their achievements.
The Full STEM Ahead theme was selected to bring awareness to the Girls Inc. programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.. The Operation SMART (Science, Math, and Relevant Technology) program includes summer camps and great curricula like Google Made with Code, Solar Sisters, and After-School Math Plus, and offers girls hands-on activities and experiments that allow them to discover different aspects of these fields and how they apply to the world around them. In 2016, there were 3,673 girls involved in these programs.
This year, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County is announcing the launch of Eureka!, Girls Inc. Eureka! is a STEM-Based approach to engaging and empowering 8th – 12th grade girls to see themselves as an important part of the workforce of the future. During the Eureka! program, girls get to participate in a variety of exciting and compelling activities that explore the cutting edge world of STEM – including nanoscience, robotics, DNA research, forensic science, and other fields through hands-on experiences in a college campus environment. With complementary activities in sports and physical fitness, healthy living, and financial literacy, Eureka! fully fosters educational, professional, and personal development.
“Lockheed Martin is fully committed to continuing our longstanding partnership with Girls Inc. We know that diversity of thought powers progress, and our work with Girls Inc. helps girls see the possibility of a future in STEM. Our volunteers and mentors work diligently to show young girls real life examples of women succeeding in STEM careers, and I’m confident that these experiences will produce the next generation of our nation’s female scientists, engineers and production operations professionals,“ said Jean Wallace, vice president of human resources, Lockheed Martin and Girls Inc. of Tarrant County Board vice chair.
March 3, 2017
TCU Brown-Lupton University Union
Doors open at 7:45 with girls demonstrating experiments
Breakfast is served upon arrival
The program begins at 8:15 and will conclude by 9:30