MIT Women’s Initiative Program

by Elizabeth Wood on January 13th, 2012
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Steller Middle School Students and their Parents,


Steller has the opportunity for 5 female middle school students (7th or 8th grade), who are interested in engineering, to attend a program put on by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ASD was one of hundreds of applicants nationwide to be selected to host the MIT Women’s Initiative Program for 2012. Representatives from MIT’s  School of Engineering  will visit ASD’s 10 middle schools. Our students have been invited to attend the session at Central January 25th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Application forms must be returned by January 20th. This is what the information sheet says about the offering:


At each site the presenters will share their unique insights, describe professional opportunities, and facilitate hands-on building projects designed to inspire self-awareness.  Mary Anito, MIT graduate and program coordinator states,  ”All too of often we find that girls begin to turn away from engineering and other related field during their high school years. For some reason, they stop believing that they have what it takes to succeed. We have found that, by showing girls how exciting, fulfilling, and attainable these careers are for women, we can help them aspire to reach for degrees in these highly rewarding fields.”


An information sheet and application form are included in the attachments. If you have a middle school daughter who is good in math and thinks she might want a career in engineering or simply wants to find out more, please have her return the form to the nurse or fax it to 742-4966.  It would be a shame to waste this  opportunity.


Thank you,
Nurse Anne


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