Tech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in sixth through ninth grades to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and teaches “savvy skills” such as negotiation, computer coding and public speaking. This hands on day will be filled with experiments, mentorship opportunities and making new friends interested in science.
Girls will participate in a live chat with K. Lindsay Hunter, one of the underground astronauts who excavated Homo naledi. Keynote address will be by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. WSKG Science will be interviewing girls on their future STEM careers and sharing SciGirls resources for families.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the Tech Savvy one-day program for adults. Adults receive information on how to help girls get on a path to a college education and a career in STEM.
Tech Savvy at Tompkins Cortland Community College will be held on Apr 09, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
There is a $5.00 registration fee for each student that attends and an additional $5.00 fee for each accompanying adult. Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each student will receive her preferred T-shirt size.
This event is co-sponsored by AAUW Cortland and Ithaca branches (American Association of University Women). This program has been generously supported by many local businesses and organizations, with major funding being provided by AAUW National and AAUW-NYS; major cosponsors include TC3, WSKG and SciGirls.