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 Hermanas - Diseña Tu Futuro

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Hermanas (Sisters): Diseña Tu Futuro (Design Your Future) is designed to introduce young historically underserved female students to STEM careers and majors in a fun and interactive way.
Guided by the mission of increasing the number of under-represented females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the one-day conference provides a supportive environment in which young women can interact with successful Latinas professionals in STEM careers, explore technological careers, receive encouragement to finish school, attend college, and to pursue their goals. This conference has partnered with the Intel Corporation to plan, and host a day of learning and fun activities that stimulate that interest in STEM, since 2006.
There is one day conference, specifically hosting middle school students and high school students. This conference brings approximately 150 students to the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Campuses for activities including science experiments, professional, and personal development workshops. Students are invited from local community K-12 school districts, such as Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek.
Many of these girls don’t know what opportunities are available in technology, or what it takes to be an engineer, scientist or technical professional. They don’t even realize it is an option. All too often, there is the perception that these professions are not considered "traditional careers" for Latinas - as reflected by the low number of Latinas that major in the technical fields. This is the segment of our increasingly growing population in Arizona that is most at risk of not being prepared to enter the workforce of the future.

  • Welcome – Participants are welcomed to the campus and introduced to the event

  • Hands-on Workshops – Participants will engage in fun, interactive, hands-on activities to introduce concepts in problem-solving, teamwork and creativity

  • Town Hall – Participants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with successful Latina professionals and learn about their educational and professional journey. Hermanas graduates will also share what they did in high school to prepare for college success!

  • Resource Fair – Educational institutions from across the valley will share information about resources. All Hermanas participants will visit each booth, take information, and ask questions.

  • Closing Ceremony – Participants will reflect on what they learned, complete the event evaluation and enter a raffle to win a fabulous prize!
For more information about the program, please contact: hermanas@cgc.edu
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Hermanas in the classroom
Hermanas in the classroom 
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