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10th Annual RockIT into the Future Science Festival
May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDTFree
The RockIT Into The Future Science Festival (#GirlsIncScienceFest) is a family-friendly event featuring hands-on science activities and workshops to encourage girls ages 6 to 18 to participate in STEM by exploring, asking questions and solving problems at festival activity booths.
Research suggests that girls are less likely to pursue a career in math, science and technology. Research also demonstrates that parents, teachers and other adults typically do not expect girls to perform as well as boys in science, math and related subjects, regardless of their true potential or demonstrated ability. However, Girls Inc. knows that girls can be the next astronaut, mathematician, medical researcher, ground breaking petroleum engineer and more than we can imagine!
We believe that girls deserve a supportive and experiential environment where they feel invited and encouraged to join the fun of discovering the world around them and where they can prove to themselves that they do like and can be good at science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); it’s essential to girls persisting in STEM education and preparing for lucrative STEM careers that most of them would otherwise never consider. Our annual Girls Inc. RockIT Into the Future Science Festival is exactly that – it’s a positive and encouraging environment that develops girls’ enthusiasm for STEM by providing a variety of hands-on, mind-on activities and opportunities for girls and their families to interact with women and men in STEM fields.