Advance sciense center

Science for Girls

Hands-on Science Summit led by Women
in Science and Technology Careers

A Day to Question, Consider, Discuss, Network, and Have Fun!

Next Event: February 13, 2010

Are you wondering what is next after high school? Are you trying to decide if you should consider a pursuit in a science and or technology career? TWISTER is the event that will help lead you in a direction that you may not have considered. At this one-day conference you will meet and interact with professional women immersed in careers in science, engineering, research, and technology. Each presenter is eager to share her excitement with you, answer your questions and give you a little taste of daily life in the workplace.

TWISTER is committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and research. 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. TWISTER serves as an intervention strategy designed to nurture girls' interest in mathematics and science courses and to encourage them to expand their career visions to include science and math based careers.


Win a $2,500 or $1,000 College Scholarship!
We're sorry. The deadline for submissions has passed.
Participants in 11th and 12th grades are invited to submit an application and essay to be considered for one of two college scholarships sponsored by Women in Technology of Tennessee. Application requirements include an essay, academic/organization involvement, letters of recommendation, and a high school transcript. The writer and winning essays will be awarded Women in Technology of Tennessee scholarships during the closing ceremonies of the conference. Submission of an application is not required to attend the conference although we encourage all participants in grades 11 and 12 to submit.

Download the 2010 Scholarship Application.

Meet our 2009 Scholarship Winners!

TWISTER Girls - where are they now?  Meet Breanna Ditmar and Sarah Nasab, two former TWISTER participants now pursuing careers in science!

Presenters Needed!
We are seeking 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 15 minute introduction to the field, a 20-25 minute hands-on work-related activity, and a question and answer period. If you are interested, please email our Education Team today.

Daniel Snyder

Jenkens & Gilchrist

Weld Riley Prenn Ricci

Deneweth Dugan And Parfitt

Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough