THINGS I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETT 2019:
What is GETT?
Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) is an annual event in the spring for girls in grades 5-10 and their parents to learn more about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEAM related industries. The day is filled with exciting, enlightening and experiential workshops lead by successful women in STEAM fields. For more information on the background of the program please visit our About Page.
When does registration open?
Registration opens at 8:00am on February 14, 2019. The link to register is https://2019gett.eventbrite.com.
What are the ticket types?
There are two ticket types available for the event; “Student” and “Adult”.
Do I have to register ahead of time?
Yes. GETT is an open-house style format that allows students/parents/educators to attend during the time period that suits them. However, to make sure that we do not exceed building capacity, and have enough materials prepared, pre-event registration is required.
Is there any cost to attend the event?
Due to generous donations from sponsors, we are able offer GETT as a free event to all students. Adults will be charged a fee of $10 to attend.
I would like to bring a bus of students to the event, how do I organize that?
Please contact Patti VanCleave. Special bus instructions will be available after registration.
Is there a wait list if the event fills up?
Where/when is GETT 2019?
GETT 2019 is taking place at Phoenixville Area Middle School, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 12:30pm-5:00pm.
Who should attend?
Girls in grades 5-10 are invited to attend. Parents and educators are encouraged to attend with the girls to explore the Expo and to visit the Parents Resource Center – lots of information about education and STEAM career pathways for the girls – don’t miss it!
Who should not attend?
Since the goal of this event is to get girls interested in STEAM careers, we ask that families refrain from bringing any younger siblings unless that younger sibling is a girl in grade 5-10.
Do I need to bring my ticket?
Upon registering online, you will receive an electronic copy of a ticket sent to your email. Please either print and bring the ticket with you, or be prepared to show the ticket on your mobile phone at the registration table the day of GETT. Presenting your ticket when you arrive will expedite the check-in process.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT GETT 2019?
What’s new this year?
This year we have added the “A” for Art in STEAM! GETT 2019 will include even more Expo table activities and experiences, as well as a fantastic Parents Resource Center. Make sure you check out the super cool STEAM themed t-shirts available for sale at GETT 2019!
What time should I arrive?
Attendees should plan to arrive between 12:00pm-12:15pm. The program, including the keynote presentation, will begin at 12:30pm in the Auditorium.
Where should I park/drop off my daughter?
Parking is available on the school campus. If you are dropping off your daughter(s) or students, please drop off at the Main Entrance of the Middle School.
Can parents drop off their daughter(s) or do they have to stay as well?
Parents can drop off their daughters, however, as the waiver on the event registration states: Participation in the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) Event is at your own risk. Organizers, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, injury or other liability resulting in your own student’s participation in the GETT Event at Phoenixville Area Middle School on March 23, 2019. Please take into consideration the age/maturity of your daughter before dropping her off as our event volunteers are not responsible for the supervision of the girls at this event.
What should I expect when I arrive?
Check-in at the registration tables through the “MAIN Entrance”. Proceed to the Auditorium for the start of the program. Attendees will experience the Expo following the Keynote presentation.
Does my daughter have to attend the entire program?
The event timing is very flexible. If your daughter wishes to see the entire program including the Keynote Speaker and stay until the closing ceremony to participate in the raffle prize drawings, please arrive between 12:00pm-12:15pm and plan to stay until 5:00pm. The latest time to arrive is 3:30pm.
What will the Expo be like?
The Expo experiences and activities are spread across several spaces in the school including the main gym, auxiliary gym, classrooms and cafeteria. There will be 80+ organizations showcasing hands-on STEM activities, all led by women that work in the industry. Girls and their parents/educators will be able to browse and participate in the Expo from 1:00-4:30pm.
Is lunch provided?
No, lunch will not be provided, please eat before you arrive.