TECH SAVVY 2018

Tech Savvy morning conference for 6th – 9th grade girls
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 a.m. – noon, at Pasadena City College

Online registration will start here March 5th
Workshop space is limited, so come back and sign up early in March
Attendance at this year’s event is FREE

Tech Savvy is a fun filled morning of hands-on workshops designed to develop girls’ interest and self-confidence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines.

For girls

We will have an exciting program of hands-on STEM workshops. Girls attend two “tech savvy” workshops choosing from different workshops led by women working in fields as diverse as epidemiology, developmental biology, electricity, robotics, design, and space. Women presenters from many great institutions such as Disney, CalTech, Carnegie Observatories, and Pasadena City College do workshops like Programming Robots, Creative Chemistry, Capturing and Studying the Sun, Engineering at Disney, Mutant Fish and many more. A workshop on “soft-skill” topics such as financial literacy, internet safety, public speaking, self esteem, finding factual information on the internet, and more follows the hands-on STEM workshops.
See more photos from last year here.
See last year’s full program here.

For Parents, Guardians and Teachers

Special sessions for parents, guardians or teachers show them how to help girls on the path to college and a career. Adult sessions are available in English and Spanish.

Volunteer and Support Our Tech Savvy Girls in 2018!

Please let us know if you’d like to be a workshop presenter or if you know someone who would be a good presenter. We are looking for creative female instructors who bring to life their occupation and the types of skills they use in their everyday work. Presenters should be energetic, dynamic and have a passion for their work. Tech Savvy, is a great opportunity to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

We always need volunteers on the day of the event.

If you’d like to be part of the 2018 planning:

A bunch of hard-working volunteers from our AAUW branch and our various partners – Pasadena City College, Pasadena Unified, Delta Sigma Theta, Caltech, YWCA, and more make this happen each year.

You too can help plan or simply volunteer for the day of the event. For details about the next planning meeting date and location, to sign up to help or donate items for the event, or for questions about Tech Savvy, contact Susan Kane (sekane88@gmail.com ) or Pat Rees (patricia.rees@gmail.com)

You can contribute with a donation to our branch’s Tech Savvy account:

    • Via check: Make checks out to “AAUW Pasadena”, Memo: “Tech Savvy”.
      Mail to: AAUW Pasadena, P.O. Box 94309, Pasadena, CA 91109-4309
    • Or consider donating breakfast items, event t-shirts, goodie bags and contents, and science and math themed prizes suitable for middle school ages.