Celebrating Girls in Tech Day 2021 with SheTech
Utah’s official third annual Girls in Tech Day 2021 was recognized early in a STEM-focused Hill Air Force Base edition on March 18th. We held a virtual live stream to share interviews with real-life STEM experts and engineers from the base. Check out the full video of the event below and access additional videos of each interview for even more Q&A insights we couldn’t pack into just one hour!
Listen to Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, the first Air Force female F-35 demonstration team pilot, and commander of the team, for an inside look on the high-tech gear she works with when she’s soaring through the skies. Ever wondered what leadership opportunities or STEM jobs might be available on the base for civilians? Take a look and explore many other exciting interviews with an Air Force colonel, mechanical and aerospace engineers, and even a computer scientist to learn more about how they landed their career working in STEM on the Hill.
Students — Get involved with SheTech today!
Don’t forget to share your #SheTech participation on social media @she.tech throughout the year for the chance to win prizes, be invited to select events, workshops, and other surprises! New to SheTech? No problem! SheTech is open for girls in grades 9-12 who want to learn more about what it means to work in STEM. Get signed up with SheTech today and enjoy free activities and access to other events and industry mentors all year long.
Teachers — Access more free event content for use in your class or gather your students for watch parties throughout the year!
Don’t forget to share details about the SheTech program with your students to inspire them with an annual program with free access to adventures in the tech industry, summer internships, attend the virtual summit with SheTech Explorer day, school SheTech clubs, student board opportunities, and more. New to SheTech? Contact us for more information, today!
What do a rocket scientist, engineer, Colonel, computer scientist and fighter pilot have in common?
They are all tech related careers held by women who will be speaking to us! Meet them all below:
Colonel Jenise M. Carroll
Colonel Carroll received her commission from the United States Air Force Officer Training School in January 1996. She has served in a variety of positions at base, joint, major command, and staff level. Her wing-level assignments include tours as a Flight Commander, Squadron Commander, Executive Officer and Group Commander. Her staff and joint tours include the Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Personnel Center, Air Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and United States Transportation Command. Her deployments include Operations CONSTANT VIGIL, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE. Prior to her current position, she served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Washington Office, United States Central Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe
Captain Kristin Wolfe is the Commander, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The mission of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team is to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of the Air Force’s most advanced 5th generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, as well as highlight the history of the Air Force’s service through heritage formation flights. Additionally, she provides operational oversight and direction for the 13-personnel team, to include maintenance, aircrew flight equipment, and public affairs Airmen.
Captain Wolfe entered the Air Force in 2011 after receiving her commission from the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program at the University of Alabama. Captain Wolfe is an experienced fighter pilot with more than 800 flying hours in the F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II. Her flying assignments include Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, and fighter training in the F-22A at Langley AFB, Va., and operational assignments at Langley AFB, Va., and Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
What is Girls in Tech Day? In 2019, the Women Tech Council partnered with the legislature and Governor of Utah to become the first state in the nation to declare March 20th as Girls in Tech Day. Dedicating this day to the next generation of girls in STEM shows Utah’s commitment to accelerating the number of girls in the talent pipeline and recognizes the need to unite industry, education, community, and government in this effort.