Prospectus

Girls Exploring STEM

Prospectus

Our sponsors are vital to making GESTEM a success. Thank you for partnering with Rocky Mountain Section. 


Prospectus Letter

Dear Partner,

We are thrilled to announce GESTEM 2024!  The Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-RMS) is excited to be planning our 21st Annual Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (GESTEM) program to be held Thursday, May 16th 2024 at the Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver, CO. This exciting event exposes middle school girls to the wide range of opportunities in potential careers in STEM fields through hands-on workshops and interactions with engineering professionals.  This year we are planning to host up to 1,000 girls. 

An event of this scale would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate partners. Your partnership with GESTEM offers you a wide range of opportunities, benefitting middle school students, SWE, and your organization and your employees. You will gain increased visibility in the engineering community, networking opportunities for your company and your employees, in addition to engaging future engineers. 

We have three specific partnership opportunities for the GESTEM event:

Workshop Presenters
Provide an interactive, hands-on workshop relevant and appropriate for girls ages 12-13 to introduce students to real world aspects of science, engineering, technology and math, and the many diverse fields available. Contact:  gestem.presenters@gmail.com.

Volunteer Guides
Spend the day with a small group of girls (~10) from different middle schools, leading them to each of their 3 workshops. Share your experiences with STEM with the girls over lunch and throughout the day. Contact:  gestem.guide@gmail.com.

Financial Support & In-Kind Donations
GESTEM is presented entirely by volunteers, and we rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and grants to fund this project. GESTEM is 100% free for attendees, over half of whom qualify for free and reduced lunch programs. SWE RMS is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. 

Please visit our website for more information or contact us at swe.gestem@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Sarah Gilmore                                                                                                 Maureen Masiulis
GESTEM Chair                                                                                                 SWE-RMS President

ABOUT GIRLS EXPLORING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (GESTEM)

This outreach event started as GESET (Girls Exploring Science, Engineering, and Technology) in 2003.  The event was renamed GESTEM in 2009 to leverage the increased recognition of the STEM acronym.  Over the years the scope of the event has fluctuated with available resources and the economy. This year, through a strategic planning process, we have further refined our goals for the event to be:

  • Identify and strategically invite young women that may not have exposure to STEM in their current school or home atmosphere
  • Demonstrate how STEM careers use math and teamwork to solve problems where helping people is an integral part of STEM careers
  • Demonstrate that innovation requires diversity in gender, ethnicity, religion, culture and many other factors

Program Features:

  • School day field trip format allows us to reach students who may otherwise have never dreamed of the possibilities in STEM careers that might not have the opportunity to attend an after school or weekend extra-curricular program.
  • Free for participants, many of whom are eligible for free/reduced lunch programs.  Only cost to the schools is transportation to/from the event.
  • Hands-on workshops engage the girls to excite them about STEM careers.
  • An adult influencer education track for teacher/parent chaperones (while girls attend workshops with GESTEM guides).

Sponsorship Levels

Producing Partner

  • Your organization name included on all materials as an event joint host along with SWE RMS
  • An opportunity to extend a personal welcome to the guests on behalf of the sponsor (limited to first three sponsors at this level or above)
  • Opportunity to have your company promotion video to play during the event
  • Sponsor logo printed on participant bags
  • Individual social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn, highlighting your company’s support for the event
  • Display your organization’s banner in the event area
  • Group social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn along with other organizations at this sponsorship level
  • Company Profile included in participant bags (students, chaperones, and volunteers)
  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Platinum Sponsor

  • Opportunity to have your company promotion video to play during the event
  • Sponsor logo printed on participant bags
  • Individual social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn, highlighting your company’s support for the event
  • Display your organization’s banner in the event area
  • Group social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn along with other organizations at this sponsorship level
  • Company Profile included in participant bags (students, chaperones, and volunteers)
  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Titanium Sponsor

  • Individual social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn, highlighting your company’s support for the event
  • Display your organization’s banner in the event area
  • Group social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn along with other organizations at this sponsorship level
  • Company Profile included in participant bags (students, chaperones, and volunteers)
  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Gold Sponsor

  • Display your organization’s banner in the event area
  • Group social media promotional marketing on LinkedIn along with other organizations at this sponsorship level
  • Company Profile included in participant bags (students, chaperones, and volunteers)
  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Silver Sponsor

  • Company Profile included in participant bags (students, chaperones, and volunteers)
  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Bronze Sponsor

  • Sponsor level listing on our website and in all program materials and reports
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship level at event welcome and company logo included on screen in Ballroom during welcome

Pledges for the 2023 GESTEM event must be received by April 16th to guarantee sponsor benefits outlined in this prospectus.

In-Kind Sponsorship

Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide giveaways for each attendee/volunteer with company name/logo in quantities of ~1,000. Examples include Token items such as pens, notepads, flashlights, etc. or career guidance handouts which may list company information.
  • Provide employee volunteers the day of the event who are encouraged to wear company logo attire
  • Workshop Presenters, including all materials and handouts

Additional Information

  • All sponsorships are made through the Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Invoices will be provided upon request.  
  • Make checks payable to SWE RMS and mail to:
    ​Society of Women Engineers – Rocky Mountain Section*
    98 Wadsworth Blvd Unit 127-7201
    Lakewood, CO 80226-1553​
    *Please address all mail to ​Society of Women Engineers – Rocky Mountain Section. Do not include a specific individual or group, as the mail may be returned to sender. 
  • Donations can also be made online via donorBox by visiting the Sponsorship section of our website
  • For more event information, please visit www.swe-rms.org/GESTEM. Questions/comments? Contact our event Chair Sarah Gilmore at swe.gestem@gmail.com or 303-808-9148. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Contact the GESTEM Committee

Have a question about sponsorship, in-kind donations, other partnership opportunities or a general question about GESTEM, complete this form.

For questions about student registration, please email gestem.students@gmail.com.
For questions about volunteering for the event, please email gestem.guide@gmail.com.
For questions about workshop participation, please email gestem.presenters@gmail.com.