Tech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in 6th through 9th grades to many types of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and teaches “savvy skills” such as critical thinking, sharing opinions, financial literacy, and negotiation.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the one-day program for adults who receive information on how to help girls get on a path to a college education and a career in STEM.
Tech Savvy was held April 21, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the College of St. Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE.
Tech Savvy Workshops for Girls (girls choose to attend three of these):
- Aquaponics: The Magic of Aquaponics (Whispering Roots)
- Breaking Bones
- Build a Chair — Engineering Everyday Materials into Real-World Solutions
- Clothes that Light Up — E-Textiles
- College Savvy
- DNA: The Blueprint for Life
- Forensic Science Black Box
- Robotics Style — Conveying Messages
- Roller Coaster Engineering
- Twists, Turns, and Surprises with Math
Savvy Skills Workshops for Girls (girls choose to attend two of these):
- Money Talks
- My Awesome Brain: The Many Jobs of the Brain
- We Each Get Only ONE Body
Descriptions of both Tech Savvy and Skills Savvy Workshops for Girls (pdf) »
Presentations for Parents/Guardians (all adults attend the same presentations):
- AAUW Research and Parent’s Guide to the “T” in STEM
- All Gas and No Breaks? Discussing the Myths and Reality of Adolescent Brains
- College Savvy
- Financial Challenges that Matter Most
- Five Tips for Parents: How to Support Your Daughter’s Love for STEM
- Social Media Safety 101
- Keynote Speaker: Amie Konwinski, “My Smart Girl Story”, Ms. Konwinski is founder and CEO of Smart Girl Style (girls also attend this session)
Descriptions of Presentations for Parents/Guardians (pdf) »
Tech Savvy flyer (pdf)
You Tube video from Tech Savvy 2018 (2 minutes).
Hosted by the AAUW-Omaha Branch with assistance from AAUW-Nebraska,
Marilyn Bombac, Chair