SPARK: WOMEN CAN DO AT GENERATOR

WEDNESDAY | MAY 9 | 2018
GENERATOR
40 SEARS LANE, BURLINGTON, VT

Generator Makerspace and Vermont Works for Women present Spark: Women Can Do at Generator, a free career exploration event for female and non-binary high school students in grades 11 and 12.  On May 9th, a daylong event will let 100+ young women participate in hands-on activities, meet women who are shaping the technology landscape of Vermont, and tour the makerspace.  Our day-long program is designed to help level the playing field for innovation and entrepreneurship for young women through workshops and networking opportunities designed to empower young women to explore innovative technologies that are transforming Vermont’s creative and entrepreneurial economy. Under careful mentorship, participants will weld, assemble a computer, use a CNC mill, sculpt in virtual reality, design wearable technology, fly a drone, laser cut a keychain, print a 3D object, and learn how women just like themselves are utilizing maker spaces to develop these skills and start their own businesses.

Featured Workshops:
Find a Career that Fits – Rachel Kauppila, Job Developer at Vermont Works for Women
Be Your Own Boss – Laurel Butler, STEM Business Advisor at Vermont Technical College

Featured Hands-On Activities:
Welding • Programming • Design • Rapid Prototyping • Electronics • Carpentry • Auto Mechanics