5 REASONS TO ATTEND TWISTER by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator


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5 REASONS TO ATTEND TWISTER by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

TWISTER is coming! I'm not talking about the funnel cloud in the sky, but the Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research conference for high school girls. 

This annual event brings together women who are working in STEM careers and girls in high school for a meeting of the minds where the girls get to learn from these fantastic women. As if this wasn't enough to encourage you, here are five other reasons why attending the event is well worth it: 

1.    You get to meet other girls who share similar interests.

Girls from all over Tennessee (and beyond) are brought together to learn, mix-and-mingle, and have a whole lot of fun along the way. Who knows... you may even meet your new BFF here! 

2.    You gain real-life insights into the world of STEM.

All of our presenters are eager to share their careers and passions with you, and even share stories of the personal struggles they had to overcome in this male-dominated industry. It's also a great chance to ask questions about college, explore which college pathway is right for you, and maybe even gain a mentor along the way.   

3.    You learn about a HUGE variety of careers.

With a wide range of industry professionals from all STEM backgrounds, you may find a new area of study that you did not think of before while diving deeper into your interest and learning the ins-and-outs of that career path. Don't forget to fill out the pre-conference survey in your registration confirmation email to make sure you're placed in the sessions that relate with your interests!

4.     You could leave with a college scholarship.

Thanks to our generous friends at WiTT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) and Asurion, we're able to provide two girls who attend the conference with a scholarship (either $5,000 or $2,500) towards their college education. If you're a graduating senior, make sure you don't miss the chance to apply for this awesome opportunity! Download the application»


In the words of one of my favorite songs... this one's for the girls. TWISTER provides a unique safe space that will empower and energize you as you start looking towards life after school. You can learn how these professional women are able to balance careers, their family and their passions. 

One of the most significant components of TWISTER is... it's just plain fun! Learning from these industry professionals is a great opportunity, and the 2018 event is going to better than ever that will have you thinking "Yass STEM!!" by the end of the day. See you on February 17, 2018!

- Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

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