GETSMART, short for Getting Everyone to Study Math and Related Technologies, is an educational and mentoring program created out of an academic-industry partnership between the University of Tampa’s Information & Technology Management department and a non-profit technology based organization, the Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA).
The goal of GETSMART is to identify, influence and mentor 4th-12th grade students in West-Central Florida to pursue STEM related education and careers. The program strives to increase the number of young students who select math, science and information technology as further education or a career field by broadening the students’ understanding of the importance of these studies, and raising awareness that math, science and technology are interlaced into many careers.
The US Department of Labor projects that Information Technology will continue as one of the fastest growing occupational areas over the next decade! This session will include the discussion of math, science and technology career trends, students’ perceptions of math, science and technology classes and careers, and several hands-on workshops. We offer numerous breakout sessions for the kids to experience first-hand how technology works. A few sessions are:
- Breaking down desktop computers and learning the different parts and why they’re important
- Learning the technology that drives a drone, how it works and why drones are important to our future
- Online programming sessions
- A Cryptography session
Your generous sponsorship will be highlighted in our event program, which will be handed out to all of our participants. You and any other representatives of your company are welcome to attend; so we can thank you personally for your support and you can see how much fun the students have. This year we have four levels of sponsorship your company can choose from. They are listed below.
This free GETSMART event averages between 60-80 students and your support will go toward covering breakfast, an afternoon lunch, printing of the programs, a raffle and participation of giveaways. Any marketing collateral that you have to offer would also be appreciated and distributed to the students such as bags, pens, pencils, calculators, toys, etc.. If you would like to contribute branded items, please arrange for 80 items for all students OR, if a larger item, we will add them to our end-of-program raffle giveaways. The last GETSMART event was a tremendous success and we gave away a drone at the end!
We really appreciate your consideration of supporting such a wonderful organization! In order to have your company information be included in our event program, I’ll need an e-mail reply of support no later than Oct. 10th, and a copy of your print ready logo and how you’d like to sponsor the event.
Pratt, Brown & Associates, LLC, WBE, MBE
Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association- Founder
727-796-0727 x 9301 Office