NP students awarded scholarships at GRRL Tech

NP students awarded scholarships at GRRL Tech

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Two North Providence High School students were awarded scholarships after attending Tech Collective's 14th annual Girls Reaching Remarkable Levels Interactive Technology Expo on Thursday, March 19, at the University of Rhode Island.

Four URI scholarships - valued at $4,000 per year for four years - were awarded to:

• Casey Movsovitz of North Providence

• Vianelly Garcia of North Providence

• Alice Lim of Cranston

• Natalie Bernier of North Kingstown

More than 500 female high school students and 47 educators from Rhode Island area high schools and career and tech centers attended the expo.

Presented by Tech Collective, Rhode Island's industry association for Information Technology and Bioscience, GRRL Tech is an interactive technology expo offering female high school students an engaging look into dynamic and rewarding STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - opportunities. Through industry mentoring and hands-on workshops, GRRL Tech aims to raise awareness of the STEM industries and career pathways.

Students attended their choice of two workshops, which explored a variety of STEM fields, from bioscience, animal science, and oceanography to engineering, chemistry, personal finance and computer science.

The morning's keynote speaker was Dr. Katy Croff Bell, vice president and chief scientist for the Ocean Exploration Trust, a nonprofit organization whose programs center on scientific exploration of the sea floor.