Get-IT Girls Go Hands-on with Technology

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Get-IT Girls Go Hands-on with Technology

One of the most effective ways to inspire girls to pursue a STEM education and careers is to introduce them to professionals in the field

Breyona Dowe, a student at Emerson Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, use LEGO bricks to learn about automotive technology and design.

One of the most effective ways to inspire girls to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers is to introduce them to professionals in the field and engage them in hands-on activities.

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A partnership between North American automaker FCA US LLC and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) is making sure that young women ‘GET-IT’, which stands for Girls Exploring Together Information Technology, an after-school team activity designed to encourage young girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology.

Recently, 75 girls from five Detroit-area middle schools visited the FCA US Information & Communication Technology building in Auburn Hills, to explore augmented reality, CAN-bus networking, UConnect® and other technologies, as well as meet the professionals responsible for implementing them.

Students involved in the GET-IT Girls program receive hands-on exposure to technology, while also enhancing their math and science skills, and confidence. The program, which runs from September through the end of the school year, also helps prepare the students for college, strengthening their teamwork, problem-solving and organization abilities.

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA, the eighth-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

About the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation strives to inspire and grow women in technology fields, aspiring to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. The organization supports Michigan’s female IT workforce, students, corporate partners, schools and the overall community with programming, scholarships, networking, learning, mentoring, and technology experiences. Find more information at https://www.mcwt.org/ and connect via LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Contact

Kevin E. Frazier
+1 (248) 512-2678
FCA US LLC
Ellen Hughes
+1 (248) 218-2578ext. 110
MCWT Communications
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