Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

Girls in Technology (GIT) are no longer accepting applications for protégé and mentors for our Fall 2016 Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Highlights

  • Introduces DC/MD/VA area high school girls to explore opportunities in STEM careers
  • Public speaking and leadership building activities
  • Direct access to a mentors who are professional women with STEM education and/or work experience
  • Build a network of peers who are also interested in STEM
  • Scholarships and awards

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Overview

Girls in Technology’s Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to demonstrate and explain Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career paths to high school aged girls.  Each month for 5 months, GIT hosts program sessions where girls explore STEM careers and develop confidence through hands on STEM demos, Q&A with distinguished guest panels, and mentoring sessions with professional women in STEM.  Girls will have direct access to ask mentors questions about different careers as well as how to navigate school and society.  GIT empowers girls so that they can take their STEM skills from the classroom to the boardroom.  The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program also provides scholarship opportunities and experience-based awards.

The Mentor-Protégé curriculum includes orientation and five monthly sessions that run September through March (excluding December).  Each session includes networking in a professional environment, group mentoring, and a featured speaker or panel discussion meant to expose the students to opportunities and available careers in STEM fields.

Locations

The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program is offered in three locations:

  • Washington, DC – Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences (Chinatown)
  • Rockville, Maryland – Johns Hopkins University
  • Reston, Virginia - Microsoft
     

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Format

  • 6:00 – 6:30 Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments
  • 6:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:30 Featured Speaker/Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Mentoring session
  • 8:30 Close-out

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Session Dates

Sessions

Washington, DC

(4th Tuesdays)

Maryland

(3rd Tuesdays)

Virginia

(2nd Thursdays)

Mentors only Orientation

10/04/16

10/04/16

10/04/16

Session 1

10/25/16

10/18/16

10/13/16

Session 2

11/22/16

11/15/16

11/10/16

Session 3

1/24/17

1/10/17

No Session(no conf room space)

Session 4

2/28/17

2/21/17

Session 3 2/9/17

Session 5

3/28/17

3/21/17

Session 4 3/9/17

Make Up Day

4/25/17

4/18/17

Session 5 4/13/17

Make Up Day                                                                                                   N/A

Protégé Acceptance and Notification Process

Protégé applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 40 students in each program location (may vary depending location).  GIT will accept up to 5 students registered from the same school, group, community organization or club.  There is a three step process to being accepted into the Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program:

  • Complete online protégé application which includes guardian release (links above)
  • Complete a required pre-program survey (links are provided within the application.  Links will also be emailed to the Protégé after Step 1)
  • Protégés and parents that have submitted all of the steps above will be emailed further information about their acceptance status.
Mentor Acceptance and Notification Process

Mentor applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 40 mentors in each program location (may vary depending on the location).  GIT will accept up to 5 mentors registered from the same employer.  There is a three step process to being accepted as a Mentor into the Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program:1. Complete online mentor application (links above)2. Background checkThe GIT program will send applicants a link to a third party background check.  In order to be accepted into GIT programs, all GIT committee members, volunteers, and mentors must pass a background check, conducted by a third party coordinated by GIT.3. Mentors that have submitted and cleared all steps above will be emailed an acceptance confirmation and further information about the program.Session HostsWe would like to thank our gracious hosts of the 2016-2017 Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program*“Notice:  Girls in Technology has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Girls in Technology and any programs operated by Girls in Technology are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Girls in Technology is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.”   
 Program LeadershipDC Program Chair – Jenny Oh, email: jenny.k.oh@gmail.comMaryland Program Chair – Carmen Radelat, email: ctradelat@msn.comVirginia Program Lead – Maria Sasinowski, email: mariasasinowski@gmail.com Add and follow us on our social media!FacebookInstagramTwitterBlogYouTubeSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
Make Up Day      

 

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

525 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro:

  • Gallery Place Chinatown
  • Judiciary Square

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County*

Academic and Research Building, Room 106-110
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

 

 

Microsoft

12012 Sunset Hills Road
3rd Floor
Reston, VA  20190