Women in Science and Technology Forum

FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum for High School Students

Where:   FIRST Place and UNH Manchester, NH
When:   November 18, 2016

If you want to attend, email dianacondon@comcast.net 


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This year’s FIRST Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Forum presented by FIRST Place and University of New Hampshire (UNH) Manchester will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016.

The FIRST WIST Forum, offered since 2000 to more than 400 attendees every other year, has proven to be a very effective day and networking opportunity for high school students (geared to girls, also relevant to boys) 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 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.
  • The fee is $10 per student and $20 per adult chaperone (teachers, parents, other mentors).

Planning For College (Track A)

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

College Session (Track B)

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. You will learn why choosing a major doesn’t mean you are locked in for life, and find out about volunteer opportunities that might help you make valuable career decisions.

Career Sessions (Track C)

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.

Agenda and Presenters

Registration check-in and Keynote will be at FIRST Place. All other sessions will take place at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Manchester.