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Summer Summit

The annual Summer Summit event invites high school girls age 13+ to spend a week learning about key STEM topics while also being exposed to practical skills that will aid in building a successful career.  They will be able to connect with seasoned professionals and will learn how these skills can apply to different career paths, from data sciences to pharmaceuticals to engineering. Themes vary from year to year.  Previous Summer Summits have allowed students to learn practical coding languages and skills in preparation for STEM careers, while introducing them to the latest technologies, such as cryptocurrency, robotics and artificial intelligence. The Summer Summit is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and get an in-depth glimpse into what it is like to have a career in STEM!

2024 Summer Summit: Explorations in BioSTEM
2024 Summer Summit: Explorations in BioSTEM
Her Spark invites girls ages 13+ to join us for a week exploring BioSTEM. With visits with many triangle businesses that work in these diverse fields, students will have the opportunity to explore education and career paths.
Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
Eligibility Requirements

The following criteria needs to met in order to participate in the Summer Summit:

  • Must identify as a girl or female

  • No experience in STEM or coding required

  • Must be at least 13 years old at the time of the event

  • Must be a high school student (public, private, or home-school)

  • Scholarships available! Email for details

What do girls learn at the Summer Summit?

The Summer Summit provides young girls the opportunity to learn about a lot of topics that go into working in the STEM field. Participants will learn about:

Engineering, coding, technology, and a plethora of other STEM topics

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Presentation and communication skills

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Practical life skills

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"Day in the life" experiences from professionals

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Resume building and career opportunities

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What skills and qualities companies are looking for in new hires

Scholarships to the Summer Summit

Her Spark is happy to offer scholarships to girls who do not have the financial means to pay for registration to join this Summer Summit. Complete this form to be considered for a scholarship. Decisions and further instructions will be communicated within one week of applying.

If you or someone you know would like to attend the Summer Summit but require financial assistance, please contact

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