Gathering STEAM: Mayor, BOE President Team Up to Empower Female Students


SUMMIT, NJ - Gloria M. Ron-Fornes, Summit Board of Education President, and Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson are inviting Summit Middle School and High School female students and their mothers, or significant women in their lives, to attend a day dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), March 1 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event will feature role models, within the areas of STEAM, who will be present to discuss career opportunities for women.  In addition, there will be interactive activities, speakers, discussion, and networking opportunities.

"I believe that there are missed opportunities for girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  As a Math and Computer Science major, I realize the value that the discipline has afforded me in my career, and the doors it has opened while still allowing me to enjoy other more "traditional" female roles," said Ron-Fornes.
She added, "I believe girls (and boys, too) need to see beyond their immediate circumstances and ideas of the world.  I shared my thoughts with Mayor Dickson early into my tenure as President of the BOE, and she also felt the need to open up the possibilities for girls.  So this event was born out of the desire to show our female students the 'art of the possible', to share our stories with them and to engage them in dialogue about their future in STEAM."
Dickson encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunity.  "The STEAM framework is hands-on and reality-based with many extensions that draw education, industry, government and the community together," explained Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson. "The program we are implementing Summit is an exciting opportunity for female students and the significant women in their lives to learn other innovative, successful women.  I am thrilled to be involved."
Breakfast and a networking lunch will be provided as part of the program.  Full STEAM Ahead will be held in the concourse at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Thu, April 26, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education


Thu, April 26, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1-5 yrs.: Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education


Thu, April 26, 4:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Grades K-5: Serendipity

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Reviews Tech Alternatives to FAANG Stocks

April 25, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg on earnings season, FAANG stocks, and how to make money for the rest of the year!:

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Oil Price Hysteria Unwarranted, Talks Tech

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN Bloomberg discussing stocks with oil near $70 per barrel and major Tech earnings this week:

​​​​​​For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Managing the Ups and Downs of First-Time Homebuying

They accepted our offer, now what?

At times both equally exhilarating and terrifying, the purchase of home can be a total roller coaster ride -- especially when it is your first time going through the process. Between suddenly being expected to understand the intricacies of contracts and the inner workings of a home, you are also expected to start writing checks for amounts you may never have ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...