Registration is now open for the
Triad Tech Savvy
Saturday, March 29
Organizers of the event are the AAUW Greensboro branch and UNCG. They will welcome middle school girls and their parents to campus for a day to learn more about the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and to inform families about STEM education and careers.
AAUW selected the AAUW Greensboro branch and UNCG as one of ten groups to replicate an ambitious project that was developed by the AAUW Buffalo (NY) branch. The 2014 one-day event will build on the branch/university partnership with four years of experience providing summer camps for middle and high school girls in information technology.
The local workshop is being developed by leading women in STEM research, academics, and industry. The day will incorporate hands-on workshops in various science and technology fields, such as developing mobile applications, simulating a scanning probe microscope using their fingertips, and using pennies to model radioactive decay.
A portion of the day will also focus on “savvy skills.” These are skills girls can use in their daily lives, such as critical thinking, sharing opinions, preparing a portfolio for magnet programs and colleges, and public speaking.
Parents will be offered a track of sessions including financial planning for college and support for girls preparing for careers in STEM.
Local University collaborators with UNCG this year will be: NC A & T State University, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Guilford College, and Guilford Technical and Community College (GTCC). Other AAUW branches to be involved are AAUW Winston-Salem and AAUW Statesville.
Links for more information:
- National information on all ten programs and the Tech Savvy history
- Details on the Triad Tech Savvy
- Register for Triad Tech Savvy
- Triad Tech Savvy Flyer – please redistribute!
- Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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