Hosted by Dixie State University, the St. George, Utah branch of AAUW has been selected nationally as one of only 22 pilot sites for this unique one day event in 2016.
Tech Savvy is a one-day conference with workshops designed to introduce girls in grades six through nine to the endless opportunities presented by careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Dixie State University from 9:00am-5:00pm.
If the United States is to maintain its global leadership and competitive position, then we just have to motivate our most promising students into the STEM fields. However, if we fail to encourage and inspire girls to pursue STEM, at a young age, then we cut our pool of those with potential in half. The girls in our community are highly capable; they need only to be exposed to the possibilities.
In the St. George program girls select hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields from a range of hands-on options, attend workshops on STEM careers and topics, and enhance other important “Savvy Skills,” such as public speaking, critical thinking and negotiation. Over the course of the day, they are empowered by their capabilities and encouraged to think about themselves not just as a young women but also as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. Tech Savvy has proven to have a lasting impact on girls and their communities by exposing girls to the possibilities afforded by pursuing STEM subjects and careers.
The organizers of this event would like local businesses and tech professionals to get involved:
- Send a female STEM professional to attend the event, set up a booth, and let girls know that their involvement in STEM fields matters (from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM lunch will be provided)
- Contribute 150 small items such as stickers, pens, small gadgets, or other useful promotional items to a back pack that each girl who attends will receive
- Make a tax- deductible donation at http://aauw-stgeorge.org/techsavvy/
- Sponsor lunch, snacks, prizes, or T-shirts to help support our local Tech Savvy event (contact Rusty Lee @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
For more information visit the website: http://aauw-stgeorge.org/techsavvy/ and get involved!