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2022
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Tech Astra registration now open

One day event for girls interested in technology.

The gender gap in computing is getting worse.

According to the national nonprofit Girls Who Code, in 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. And,the biggest drop off of girls in computer science is between the ages of 13 and 17.

But, a great event, called the Tech AstraTM Summit, is working to close the gender gap in technology. Hosted by State Farm®, Tech Astra (meaning, “star”) is a one-day, in-person and virtual summit to engage 5th-12th grade girls across the country in science, technology, engineering and math.

Tech Astra will be all day Saturday, October 1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CST) at our Home Office in Bloomington, IL, our three HUB locations in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Dallas, and on Zoom.

Participants will:

  • Engage in hands-on labs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Participate in our new Self-Improvement labs to build confidence and promote self-awareness 
  • Socialize with other female and non-binary students who have similar interests in STEM
  • Enjoy a main event for each age group partnering with several AMAZING surprise guests

Registration for the summit runs from now until September 10. Visit TechAstra! to sign up and check out the video for more details on the summit!

State Farm is a strong supporter of STEM, advancing technology and the ability for all people to realize their dreams. 

For more information about the Tech Astra Summit and/or to schedule an interview with a member of our Tech Astra team, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

About State Farm®:

For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been, and continues to be, to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 53,400 employees serve over 87 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 42 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.​

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