Our program enables students to grow by helping them explore and learn about careers in STEM.


State Farm® Tech Astra engages female and nonbinary students with areas of science, technology, engineering and math to build a community that fosters learning and personal development. We will open the door to a stronger future by empowering students to explore their interests and skills with a network of their peers.

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My favorite part was when I created the animated movie; it was fun because I got to do something I never did before.

Our Story

In 1999, the Women and Technology employee group at State Farm® collaborated with Illinois State University to create a technology conference. Illinois State University hosted the Millennium Girls event for years. In 2021, the conference changed to State Farm® Tech Astra.

The future of Tech Astra will include:

  • Customized event plans
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Quarterly events
  • Career Development activities, and more
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Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®

State Farm invests in education as well as diversity and inclusion. With Tech Astra, we plan to help more female and nonbinary students pursue the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, as they experience what opportunities are available in these important fields.