Registration for Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Tech opens Feb. 14

GETTEXTON – Online registration opens Sunday, February 14 for the 16th annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT), for girls from more than 100 schools across the region. The girls in fifth through tenth grades will work with women role models to do everything from build rockets, design roller coasters, create mobile apps, extract DNA and construct suspension bridges.

GETT, which is presented by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) and the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), provides girls the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to encourage them to pursue careers in these fields. In addition, girls can visit more than 50 organizations offering interactive experiences during the tradeshow-style GETT Expo including companies such as West Pharmaceuticals, Vanguard, DVHIMSS, Evolve IP, AGI, HomeNet Automotive, Kinetic Physical Therapy, PJM and more. Special sessions designed just for the parent/educator track will be held concurrent to the student sessions and explore best practices on the road to STEM success, strategies for involvement and resources available.

“The GETT program inspires hundreds of girls each year by encouraging them to explore careers in STEM, and learn from dozens of successful female role models who work in a variety of fields,” says Gary Smith, president and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council. Last year 530 students from 101 schools registered for this event, and more than 200 parents, educators and volunteers attended.

Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology takes place Saturday, March 12 at West Chester East High School (450 Ellis Lane) from 8am to 3pm. Students and educators participate for free, and parents are charged a nominal fee of $10. Registration details are available at

Sponsorships are still available and volunteers are needed. For information, visit and

GETT is a program of the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council, and is driven by the volunteer efforts of numerous public, private and educator organizations, along with public and private investments.


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