Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Weather Advisory: Program will occur whether rain, snow or shine.

TWISTER is a daylong conference for girls in grades 9–12 presented by professional women working in science, technology, engineering and research fields. Each presenter is eager to share her excitement about her job with you, answer your questions and give you a little taste of daily life in the workplace. It is your chance to explore and question women working in careers or fields you may be considering. You may also discover opportunities for internships, learn about educational requirements, and hear first-hand how women balance careers, interests and family.

The goal of TWISTER is to inform and motivate high school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event fosters awareness of career possibilities in math and science-related careers, provides young women with opportunities to meet with positive role models and engages young women with limited opportunities for success in positive experiences involving math and science. The event began in the spring of 2003. Since 2003, over 1,000 students have attended TWISTER and over 250 women have volunteered as presenters. TWISTER is an acronym for Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research.

How do I sign up?
TWISTER is scheduled for February 8, 2014. Sorry, registration is CLOSED.

Parent Information

  • This event is held during regular business hours. TWISTER participants attend sessions in classrooms, theaters and in Jack Wood Hall.
  • TWISTER may conflict with February ACT or SAT dates. We suggest you check with your school before registering.
  • Lunch is provided and includes a sandwich, fruit or chips, and beverage.
  • Only students, presenters and event staff are allowed in the sessions.
  • The conference begins at 8:30 am and ends by 3:00 pm.

WiTT Scholarship Information

Apply to win a college scholarship for $2,500 or $1,000! Applicants must complete an essay and include additional documents outlined in the application. The deadline for completed submissions is January 21, 2014. Students must be in 12th grade and registered with TWISTER to participate.

Previous WiTT Scholarship Winners
$2,500 Scholarship to Carley Horton, Merrol High Magnet School
$1,000 Scholarship to Busra Gungor, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School



Would you like to be a presenter?
TWISTER seeks professional women currently working in science-, technology-, engineering-, research- or math-related fields who would like to make an impact on young women in 9th-12th grade. Presenters are asked to prepare a 55-minute session and present this information to 20-25 participants. Sessions involve a 10-minute introduction to the field, a 30-minute hands-on work-related activity, and a question and answer period. If you are interested, please email our Education Team today.

TWISTER Girls: where are they now?
Meet Pooja Soni, Breanna Ditmar and Sarah Nasab, three former TWISTER participants now pursuing careers in science!

TWISTER Sponsorship Opportunities
Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor? Call Tim Sears at 615-401-5055 or send email to

Thank you to our sponsors:




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