More than 400 girls from Phoenix-area middle schools will delve into the realm of information technology on March 16 with the help of students from Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Xavier College Preparatory school in Phoenix.
During Xavier’s fourth annual “Girls Have IT Day” more than 100 Xavier high school students, along with members of the ASU student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will mentor the girls through use of exhibits, hand-on demonstrations and other learning activities related to information technology.
ASU SWE members are volunteering to help manage the event. They’ve also devised some of the demonstrations and helped to plan activities.
The event is one of several joint efforts by Xavier and ASU’s engineering schools to promote interest among young women in science, technology, engineering and math.