Tech Savvy 2019

Tech Savvy: Science Day for Girls
April 27, 8:30 – noon at PCC

Tech Savvy is a morning conference for 6th – 9th grade girls Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – noon, at Pasadena City College 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.

Tech Savvy Registration is currently closed. Walk-ins will be taken on a limited, first-come-first-serve basis as spaces are available on the day of the event. See the map link below for directions.
Attendance at this year’s event is FREE

Check Out the Workshops! Schedule Map

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, 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 all of the women STEM presenters and some women college students in STEM majors follows the hands-on STEM workshops.

See more 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.

Promote the conference at your school, organization or church, or share with friends. Share our pdf flyers below which can be downloaded and sent digitally or printed, in English and Spanish versions.

 

English Promo Flyer Spanish Promo Flyer

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 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.