a Mentor
Share your STEM experiences.
as a Student
Learn from STEM professionals.
Bring a group
of Students
Inspire your students with STEM.
a Sponsor
Help make the event possible.

What is Girls Do Hack?

Girls Do Hack is a one-day event designed to inspire and empower young women to consider STEM careers. On November 14, 2015, teams of girls will come to the Adler Planetarium to partner with women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Together they will explore the skills required to pursue and excel in a STEM career through a series of hands-on, minds-on workshops and activities.

Event Details

On the Day

Each female STEM professional mentor will be paired with two youth participants. Together each team will participate in workshops designed to highlight skills required in STEM careers. These workshops and activities will be developed by Adler Planetarium staff and partner organizations to reflect a cross-section of STEM careers, and may include developing mobile phone apps, prototyping and designing buildings, exoplanet detection, building robots and game design.

Mentors and youth participants may register to participate in one of two cohorts. Each cohort will consist of approximately 40 girls and 20 mentors.

Getting to the Adler

Girls Do Hack is easily accessible by car, public transport, bike or foot! For more details please visit the 'Getting There' page on the Adler Planetarium website.


The Adler invites you to help support Girls Do Hack. Sponsorship provides recognition and may include additional benefits.

Why Teza Chooses to Sponsor Girls Do Hack

“As CEO of Teza Technologies, a science and technology-driven global quantitative trading business, I recognize the need to encourage youth to explore their interest in STEM fields. It is critical to provide social and extracurricular activities in math and science, especially for girls, in order to increase the number of women studying STEM and pursuing related careers. Adler Planetarium’s Girls Do Hack is an exemplary effort to advance this important cause, and we are proud to have Teza Technologies serve as the presenting sponsor of this event.” - Misha Malyshev

More info about Misha Malyshev:

Sponsorship Options

Presenting Sponsor: Teza Technologies and Misha Malyshev
Team Sponsor (send or sponsor a team): $10,000
Mentors Sponsor (send or sponsor mentors): $5,000
Supporter: $2,000

For sponsorship information, please contact Sara Hoopes, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, at 312.322.0824 or

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