DigiGirlz: Sac State will host technology showcase for girls
Girls from middle and high schools across Sacramento will converge this week on the Sacramento State campus for a free, two-day event aimed at encouraging young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The DigiGirlz event, co-hosted by the city of Sacramento, Sacramento State, and Microsoft, will take place Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, while the University is on spring break. DigiGirlz will feature a variety of hands-on activities such as coding and working with a 3D printer, visiting the health sciences labs, hearing from influential speakers on a career panel, and taking a college campus tour.
“As a public university, Sacramento State plays an important role in preparing the diverse and well-trained workforce of tomorrow,” says Robin Carter, Sac State’s interim executive director of diversity. “A key part of broadening participation in STEM fields is ensuring students know about opportunities available to them, and we are thrilled to partner on this wonderful event to help our city’s young women nurture their passion for science and technology.”