7:59am

Thu February 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Deadline Looms for March 1 DigiGirlz High-Tech Event

DigiGirlz Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, in Franklin, Tenn., and has a Tuesday, Feb. 25, deadline for high school girls to register.

An event for up to 100 girls interested in a high-tech or STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) careers, DigiGirlz Day is free and will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nissan North America Office, One Nissan Way, in Franklin.

To register, visit www.microsoft.com/digigirlz.

Students who attend will learn about high-tech career choices, hear from senior executive speakers, tour technology laboratories and participate in hands-on activities.

Microsoft and Nissan are sponsoring the event. MTSU professor Judith Iriarte-Gross, who serves as director of the Women in STEM Center, is a member of the organizing committee. Melinda Thomas in admissions and Janet Kelly in the College of Graduate Studies plan to attend and will provide participants with information about their respective departments.

For more information, call Iriarte-Gross at 615-904-8253 or email her at Judith.Iriarte-Gross@mtsu.edu.