Introduce a Girl to Engineering Nights

LOCAL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM FOR GIRLS PARTNERS WITH LOCAL AGENCIES TO INTRODUCE UNDERSERVED ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS IN THE PEE DEE TO ENGINEERING DURING NATIONAL ENGINEERING WEEK

“GIRLS UNIVERSITY: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Nights”
MOTIVATE. INSPIRE. EDUCATE.

“Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”

— President Barack Obama, September 16, 2010

Florence, SC – January 17, 2018- Girls University, the Pee Dee’s only gender STEM afterschool program launches initiative to connect undeserved elementary and middle school girls to Engineering.

Women are a highly unrepresented in Engineering within the United States. They continue to remain a minority as STEM careers in the United States continue to increase. In 2015, women made up less than one-quarter (24%) of those employed in STEM occupations in the United States. Those numbers reflect a substantial gender gap in engineering and computer occupations especially for women of color. Asian, Black and Latinas women made up slightly less than 10% of working scientists and engineers. In 2016, women in the United States represented on 4.2% of architecture and engineering occupations.

Understanding these numbers are national, we have to create ways on a local level to expose Girls to STEM at an early age. It’s important for Girls University to partner and collaborate with agencies; Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Darlington Chamber of Commerce, Darlington County Institute of Technology, South Carolina Department of Commerce (Florence Regional Office) and Hartsville YMCA to connect girls to STEM with free engineering workshops during Engineering Week, February 18-24.

Darlington 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
K5- 5TH @ 5:00 PM
6TH – 12TH @ 6:00 PM
DARLINGTON COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 160 Pinedale Dr, Darlington, SC 29532

Florence
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
6:30 PM
GRADES K5-6TH
Girls University, 1249 CELEBRATION BLVD, FLORENCE SC 29501

Hartsville
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
6:00 PM
GRADES K5-6TH
HARTSVILLE YMCA, 111 E Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550

These workshops are designed to motivate, inspire and educate girls in the Pee Dee about the endless opportunities associated to STEM.

 

About Girls University
Girls University is design to motivate, inspire and educate girls regardless of race, background and social status about STEM. We look to motivate girls to become the next scientist, engineer and technologist. For more information on Girls University, please visit http://www.girls-university.com or contact our Regional Director, Ashli Smart, 843.468.4710.

 

My Halloween Story

During Halloween, the girls wrote a few scary stories and had a pizza party. See pictures from the party below and read this story written by one of our after school scholars.  We may have an author or playwright in the making! More stories on the way. Stay tuned.

My Halloween story

By: Camryn H. 

On a dark and stormy night when a little girl named sally, and she couldn’t sleep because her mom and dad use to do her really bad they beat her and slapped her and never fed her she would sleep on the floor in there room and she couldn’t even sleep.One day sally died and her parents burried her and didn’t even care they didn’t go to her funeral or nothing they just stayed at there house and layed there on the bed. When night came the ghost of sally went to haunt her parents so she made a ghostly noise “ohhhh. Ohhhh.” Her parents jumped up and she made the noise again ohhhh, ohhh, ohhh, and her mom said “Jimmy go check what is that thing when he turned around and all you heard was a loud noise ” ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Rosa jumped up and got really scared she said “wh-o who are you and the ghost said “your worst nightmare” she yelled as she killed her mom. Years later her grandma came with her whole family and when they knocked on the door but no one answer so the door was unlocked so they all walked in and when they saw sally she yelled and killed them one by one so that is the story of the ghost of sally. THE END?