TWISTER is a daylong conference presented by professional women working in science, engineering, research, and technology fields. Each presenter is eager to share her excitement about her job with you, answer your questions and give you a little taste of daily life in the workplace. It is your chance to explore and question women working in careers or fields you may be considering. You may also discover opportunities for internships, learn about educational requirements, and hear first-hand how women balance careers, interests and family.
How do I sign up?
TWISTER is scheduled for February 8, 2014. Registration opens by October 15, 2013.
This event is held during regular business hours. TWISTER participants attend sessions in classrooms, theaters and in Jack Wood Hall.
TWISTER often conflicts with February ACT or SAT dates. We suggest you check with your school before registering.
Lunch is provided and includes a sandwich, fruit or chips, and beverage.
Only students, presenters and event staff are allowed in the sessions.
The conference begins at 8:30 am and ends by 3:00 pm.
The goal of TWISTER is to inform and motivate girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event fosters awareness of career possibilities in math and science-related careers, provides young women with opportunities to meet with positive role models and engages young women with limited opportunities for success in positive experiences involving math and science. The event began in the Spring of 2003. Since 2003, over 1000 Students have attended TWISTER and over 250 women have volunteered as presenters.
TWISTER is an acronym for Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research
WiTT Scholarship Winners
$2500 Scholarship to Carley Horton, Merrol High Magnet School
$1000 Scholarship to Busra Gungor, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School
Women in Technology of Tennessee sponsor two college scholarships ($2500 and $1000) for students in 12th grade. Check back in November 2013 for applications.
TWISTER Girls--where are they now?
Meet Pooja Soni, Breanna Ditmar and Sarah Nasab, three former TWISTER participants now pursuing careers in science!
Would you like to be a presenter?
TWISTER seeks professional women currently working in a science, technology, engineering, research or math – related fields that would like to make an impact on young women in 9th-12th grade. Presenters are asked to prepare a 55-minute session and present this information to 20-25 participants. Sessions involve a 10-minute introduction to the field, a 30 minute hands-on work-related activity, and a question and answer period. If you are interested, please email our Education Team today.
TWISTER Sponsorship Opportunities
Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor? Call Tim Sears at 615-401-5055 or send email to email@example.com.
Thank you to our sponsors: