Editor’s Note: The following was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
News Flash! Women are underrepresented in lucrative STEM careers! I doubt you’re surprised by that, but did you know that you can do something about it?
Encourage your middle school daughter, niece, granddaughter, or neighbor to attend the AAUW Tech Savvy STEM Workshop on Saturday, April 15 at UW–Whitewater.
Tech Savvy is a one-day hands-on workshop for girls in grades 6– 9. Participants will select from ten sessions including Density Bottles, Explore the Universe One Ray of Light at a Time, Hands-on Construction Competition, Plasma Physics & Fusion Energy, Science of Flavors & Fragrances, Soil Bacteria: A Key to New Antibiotics, Spaghetti Car Derby, Surgical Intern for a Day, Wear your Genes, and What Can Glowing Animals Teach Us? Interested boys may attend.
Parents are invited to join their child for one of the workshop sessions and then attend “chat with” sessions designed to help them support their children’s career exploration and educational opportunities. Parents will be able to chat with professional women in a variety of STEM professions and with experts on 2-year and 4-year college programs.
The keynote will be presented by Yana Rawinski, Senior Product Manager, Medtronic Spine and Biologics. She will share her journey from middle school math competitions to a biomedical engineering degree.
The cost is $10 and includes workshops, supplies, lunch, t-shirt and more.
See the entire program and register at www.uww.edu/ce/camps/additional/techsavvy.
Register soon for best choice of workshop sessions! Space is limited. Deadline is Wednesday, April 5. Deadline for a guaranteed t-shirt size is March 25.