Congratulations! Through participation in the GIT Mentor-Protégé Program, you’ve heard the remarkable achievements of women in the STEM community from your mentors, guest speakers, the GIT program committee, and from each other. In our final session, we will consider the strategies you’ve learned and focus on how to channel them into making decisions for your STEM future.
SESSION 5: GIT Graduation VA Mentor Protégé Program 3/9/16
Welcome Back GIT GIRLS
Make sure to sign in at the front!
Talk to at least 3 protégés and/or mentors
1. Use the 3 PUMP handshake to introduce yourself
2. State your name and where you go to school or work
3. Share which GIT session you liked the best and how you will apply it to
your immediate future
Hi my name is Jenny Oh and my favorite GIT session is Embrace Fear &
Learn to Fail.
I’ve failed many times in my life, and for the longest time I was ashamed I failed
my parents, my friends, my colleagues, my mentors who I look up to, and those
who look up to me.
It’s hard for a perfectionist like me to come to terms with I’m not perfect. But as I
grow older, I realize EVERYONE FAILS, some more miserably than others. The more
important thing is to be able to bounce back, because that’s what makes us even
It’s so important for me to pass that message on to you…because I
failed so many times in my life, and many times I wanted to give up,
but somehow I found the courage to be resilient – I want you all to
be resilient throughout your lives!!!!!
Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program
Session 5: GRADUATION
The GIT Mentor-Protégé Program starts promptly at 6:00 PM.
• 6:00 – 6:20: Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments
(You must sign in with the GIT front desk in order to record your attendance)
• 6:20 – 6:25: Welcome – Jenny Oh
• 6:25 – 7:00pm: GIT Talks – Whitney Vickrey, Dr. Connie Thomas, & Jean Orr
• 7:00 – 7:45pm: Mentoring Session
• 7:45 – 8:20pm: Graduation & Awards
• 8:20pm: Closing
• GROUP PHOTOS
2016 GIT SCHOLARSHIPS
This year GIT is awarding two $1,000 scholarships for 11th and 12th
graders and experience awards to girls in grades 6th through 10th who are
interested in pursuing education in STEM disciplines.
Scholarship winners will be invited to attend this year’s WIT Leadership
Awards dinner held on May 19th.
Entry Deadline is April 17th
Check out the GIT scholarship page for details!
Free Registration: http://www.stemsymposium.com/
Activities for the day will include:
• Hands-on STEM experiments
• STEM exhibitors
• Panel discussions with STEM Leaders
• STEM-related high school and college
March 12, 2016
The Nysmith School
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Do It Your Self Projects
Sunday March 13, 2016
11AM – 5PM
WHO: For Middle School – High School Girls
WHAT: HANDS-ON STEAM DEMONSTRATIONS and SPEAKER PANEL
Northern Virginia/Maryland/Washington DC Area
WHEN: April 2016
Check the website for dates & registration :
Latest STEAM Demonstrations / Leadership Panel
GIT EVENT: SHARING OUR SUCCESS
Scholarships for Northern Virginia High School Students
• Ashworth Grogan Scholarship
• Charles Homer Barton Scholarship
• Booz Allen Vision Scholarship
• Cameron & Virginia Dye Scholarship
• Elizabeth Koury Scholarship
• Rose Koury Scholarship
• Vance International, Inc. Scholarship
• Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship
• John Borden Memorial Scholarship
• William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship
• Michell Merhige Scholarship
• Yuthud Oberdick Scholarship
• Reema J. Samaha Memorial Scholarship
• Alex Thomas Effort Award
• Wilens-Chu Memorial Scholarship
GIT EVENT: GIT FUN-A-THON
Celebrating Your Stem Success!
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Place: Computer Science Instructional Center, U. of Maryland (Directions here)
Cost: $5 deposit that you can use onsite to buy 3 raffle tickets!
When STEM Gets Social, It’s Your Time!
GIT’s flagship programs Mentor-Protégée and CyberPatriot Girls in partnership with high schools and universities
in Maryland and Virginia, are hosting an evening of fanfare, fun, fashion and food to celebrate our 2015-2016
Join us for:
• Capture the Flag
• Hack a Master Lock
• Silent Disco
• Dress Up for Success Makeover
• Professional Headshot
• Dream Videos
• And much more!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Come meet and mingle with other GIT Girls
to share this year’s STEM success.
Contact: Tosin Adetoro
Dr. Connie Thomas
•Collaboration & Innovation – We have discussed the core GIT beliefs of collaboration meaning, working
with others and leveraging skills to change the world, and innovation meaning, continuously generating
creative solutions to solve the problems of the world. First, how has your professional training prepared
you to work effectively not only as a team member but a team leader for STEM? Second, can you
describe a STEM problem you tackled and how your educational degrees and professional training helped
you to keep up with advances?
•Reflection - If you could go back and talk to your 16 year old self for a few minutes, what advice would
you give her both about STEM, career choices, and this program?
•Empowerment - For those women interested in STEM careers, what qualities do these younger women
need to succeed? What qualities do you look for when finding exceptional talent / innovative teams?
Which protégé has inspired you most?
This award will be given to the girl who has shared
her ideas, encourages others to be more active, and is
a role model and inspiration to other protégés
MS INSPIRATION AWARD
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, Instagram and our GIT BLOG!
• THANK YOUR MENTORS
• SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
• ATTEND GIT SOS
• ATTEND ANNOUNCED EVENTS
• APPLY the 7 CORE BELIEFS
• BE CONFIDENT
• LIVE YOUR DREAMS!
• KEEP IN TOUCH~