STEM Savvy 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19!

STEM Savvy: Girls’ Science Day
We will announce a date in the future

STEM Savvy: Girls’ Science Day is a morning conference for 6th – 9th grade girls Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – noon, TBD at Pasadena City College. STEM 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.

STEM Savvy registration will be open April 4 TBD.
Attendance at this year’s event is FREE

Check Out last year’s Workshops! Schedule Map

For girls

We will have an exciting program of hands-on STEM workshops. Girls attend two “STEM savvy” workshops choosing from different activities led by women working in fields as diverse as epidemiology, developmental biology, design, and space. Women presenters from many great institutions such as CalTech, California Science Center, Natural History Museum, Carnegie Observatories, and Pasadena City College do workshops like Programming Virtual Reality, Creative Chemistry, Capturing and Studying the Sun, Engineering Hydraulic Systems and many more. A panel discussion with the women STEM presenters and some women college students in STEM majors follows the hands-on STEM workshops.

See more 2019 photos 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. Parents/guardians are encouraged but not required to attend. Chaperones will be with the girls all morning.

Volunteer and Support Our Tech Savvy Girls in 2019!

We need volunteers to help out the day of the event. Tech Savvy, is a great opportunity to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in the STEM leaders of tomorrow. Contact patricia.rees@gmail.com

If you’d like to be part of the 2019 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 Pat Rees (patricia.rees@gmail.com)

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

    • Via check: Make checks out to “AAUW Pasadena”, Memo: “STEM 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.