FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum for High School Girls

Where:   FIRST Place and UNH Manchester, NH

When:   November 7, 2014


Register now for this year's FIRST Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Forum presented by FIRST Place and University of New Hampshire (UNH) Manchester on Friday, November 7, 2014.

The FIRST WIST Forum, offered since 2000 to more thatn 250 attendees every other year, has proven to be a very effective day and networking opportunity for high school girls to learn more about careers in science and technology directly from successful women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. 

Following the keynote(s), panelists from a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields will give presentations and reflect on their education, careers, field, choices, work history, and what a high school student needs to know today for a rewarding future career in science and technology.


  • The Forum runs from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included
  • The fee is $10 per student and $20 per adult chaperone (teachers, parents, other mentors). 

Registration is now open.

Planning For College*

During the Planning for College session, you will learn which classes you need to take in high school in order to reach your college and career goals, learn about the college application process, learn what activities you might participate in to enhance your high school experience, and gather resources that will help you plan for college.

College Session

In the college sessions, you will discover the differences between studying science, technology, and engineering at a technical school versus a liberal arts school, and you will have the opportunity to hear from current college students about the choices they made and learn about majors that might interest you. We’ll show you why choosing a major doesn’t mean you are locked in for life, and we’ll share volunteer opportunities that might help you make valuable career decisions.

Career Sessions

Throughout the day, our career speakers will share their personal stories and their creative ways of using science, technology, engineering, and math and the choices they made in their careers and everyday lives.

Questions?  More info?

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FIRST Women in Science & Technology Forum Agenda*

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.             Registration at FIRST Place

9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.             Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.           Keynote(s) Address (TBD) at FIRST Place

10:05 A.M. – 11:05 A.M.         Breakout Session I at UNH Manchester

11:10 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.             Breakout Session II at UNH Manchester

12:10 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.          Lunch at FIRST Place

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.              Breakout Session III at UNH Manchester

2:00 P.M.                                Adjourn

*Agenda and track sessions will be announced in October. 

Schedule as of September 22, 2014