Through community outreach initiatives, we work to get more girls interested in technology — whether that’s introducing them to it for the first time or igniting their existing passion — through coding camps, workshops, internship opportunities, scholarships and more.
WiTT gives back to our local community through outreach projects and provides volunteer opportunities for members. We support outreach initiatives such as coding camps, mentor opportunities, community involvement, and more through both financial and volunteering commitments.
University Mentor Programs
WiTT partners with MTSU, Lipscomb University, and Belmont University to provide mentors to female students in their technology related programs. WiTT volunteers help these students learn about the many career options in technology and support them along their academic journey and beyond.
T.W.I.S.T.E.R. – Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research
TWISTER is a daylong professional conference held in February at the Adventure Science Center for high school girls. Participants attend four, 55-minute sessions that explore a variety of STEM topics. Each session is presented by a woman working in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Research or Mathematics-related profession, and she is eager to share details about her career, answer questions, and give a little taste of daily life in the workplace. In addition to the Scholarships WiTT awards at the TWISTER event, we also provide speakers and volunteers to help facilitate the event.
YMCA Girl Power Camp
Girl Power is a Summer camp program for dynamic and inspired girls ages 8-10 and 11-13 who want to challenge themselves and each other to be their very best! WiTT engages girls with a session showcasing careers and academic pathways in STEMS fields.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School Robotics Club Sponsor
WiTT provides funding for Merrol Hyde Magnet School’s Robotics Club, which helps them attend regional robotics competitions.
Head Middle Magnet STEM Day
WiTT conducts a few technology workshops each year for Head Middle Magnet students. WiTT volunteers talk to the students about their careers and inspire them with an engaging activity. These workshops are typically held in May.