Come and enjoy a fun and free eventoffered to 4th-12th grade students! During the event, students will:Participate in fun and interactive Science, Math and Technology related activitiesEnjoy an afternoon lunch Hear from a panel of professionals who are involved in STEM related careers Have a chance to win exciting raffle prizes GETSMART is an educational and mentoring program of an academic-industry partnership between the University of Tampa’s Information & Technology Management department and the non-profit, Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA). The goal of GETSMART is to identify, influence and mentor 4th-12th grade students in West-Central Florida to pursue STEM related education and careers. The program strives to increase the number of students who select math, science and information technology as further education or a career field by broadening their understanding of the importance of these studies, and raising awareness that math, science and technology are interlaced into many careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of IT jobs is projected to grow 12-31% from 2010-2020, much faster than all other occupations; however, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of degrees in computer and information sciences decreased by 27 percent between 2004–2005 and 2009–2010. How: Registration starts on Wednesday, 2/6 @ 8:00 am, and will be open until Friday, 3/29 @ 11:30 PM. To register a student, please click the "Register" button and complete the form once registration has started. Please note: Parents/ Guardians are not required to register for this event.
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