Nelson County Schools’ Shattered Glass Summit planned for June 18-20

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By Staff




Nelson County Schools is seeking participants for a Shattered Glass Summit to be hosted June 18-20.

The Shattered Glass Summit sets out to provide young girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to promote leadership and innovation.

“We exist because there is a huge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Brooke Whitlow, founder and COO of Shattered Glass.

Whitlow, a teacher in Hardin County, created the summit with the help of a Heels Together grant after she noticed female students were more hesitant to approach STEM topics and computer science courses.

The summit was pioneered last summer in Hardin County and participants worked in large groups and break out sessions to build robots, program drones, create video games and complete other activities.

The summit is traveling to other districts this year, including Eisenhower Elementary in Louisville this week, Nelson County Schools next week and Hardin County Schools in July.

The local three-day event targets girls entering third through fifth grades in Nelson County Schools who will take part in STEM-related challenges and explore computer programming. Each participant will receive a Shattered Glass Swag Bag and lunch will be provided. The cost to participate in the summit is $100.

To learn more about the summit and to register, visit shatteredglass.io. Shattered Glass can also be followed on Facebook, and a Facebook Live video on the page provides additional information on what to expect.