Welcome to Tech Savvy!!

AAUW Tech Savvy logoTech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in 6th through 8th 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 March 30, 2019, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the College of St. Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE     

Tech Savvy Workshops for Girls (girls choose to attend three of these):

  • Build a Chair – Engineering Everyday Materials into Real-World Solutions
  • College Savvy
  • DNA:  The Blueprint for Life
  • Forensic Science Black Box
  • Lab on Wheels:  Using Science and Engineering to Protect our Nation
  • Robotics Style – Conveying Messages
  • Twists, Turns, and Surprises with Math
  • Wind Turbines:  Don’t Get Left in the Wind

Savvy Skills Workshops for Girls (girls choose to attend one of these):

  • All About a Bank Account
  • Cybersecurity
  • My Awesome Brain:  The Many Jobs of the Brain and STEM Women
  • You Only Have ONE Body

Descriptions of both Tech Savvy and Skills Savvy Workshops for Girls (pdf)

 

Presentations for Parents/Guardians (all adults attend the same presentations):

  • All Gas and No Breaks?  Myths and Reality of Adolescent Brains
  • Navigating Life’s Financial Journey
  • Visit College Savvy
  • AAUW and Tech Savvy
  • Keynote Speakers:  Sarah Wangler and Sarah White, UNL Engineering Students Sharing Their College Experiences

Descriptions of Presentations for Parents/Guardians (pdf)

 

Tech Savvy flyer (pdf) – 2019

You Tube video from Tech Savvy 2018 (2 minutes).

Registration is now closed.  (Payment was required with registration and was done via PayPal; a PayPal account is not needed.  Cost is $10 for each student and each adult.  The conference is limited to the first 80 registrants; registration ended Wednesday, March 20.)

Hosted by the AAUW-Omaha Branch and College of Saint Mary with assistance from AAUW-Nebraska,
Marilyn Bombac, Chair