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, Art2Stem, community involvement, and more through both financial and volunteering commitments.
John Early Memorial Museum Magnet School (JEMMMS)
Engage 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls with after school activities and business site visits, showcasing careers and academic pathways in STEM fields.
Sponsored by Jackson National Life
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.
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.
NTC Code Camp for Girls
WiTT assists the NTC with one of their Summer Code Camps which is dedicated to female students. In 2017, WiTT helped by introducing STEM related projects where the girls learned about engineering design, computer programming, basic circuitry, and sewing through wearable technologies.
Teen Tech Week
WiTT takes part in this national event by visiting classrooms and engaging students with a hands-on activity introducing them to the basics of building web portfolios while learning how to code using HTML and CSS.
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.
WiTT partners with the NTC during Computer Science Education (CSEd) Week and the Hour of Code movement by visiting interested schools and engaging the students with hands-on, STEM based activities.
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.
Lipscomb University Mentor Program
WiTT partners with Lipscomb University’s College of Informatics to provide mentors to students in the program.