Tech Savvy

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Registration will end May 10! Pre-registered workshops are filling up. Register now and get your spot.

Student Program         Adult Program

The AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh (formally North Hills-McKnight) (PA) Branch will host their first Tech Savvy on May 14, 2016. Tech Savvy, by AAUW is a one day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career conference designed to develop the interest of sixth to ninth grade girls in STEM fields and provide information to their parents and educational professionals on STEM educational opportunities. The conference, one of 23 nationwide AAUW Tech Savvy sites, will welcome approximately 150 middle school students and 50 parents to La Roche College.

Students do not have to be accompanied by an adult. The adult program has limited space and is a first come first serve basis. Register early to get your spot! 

The ultimate goal of this one-day program is to inspire, encourage, and empower middle school girls. They can grow up to be programmers, engineers, scientists, etc. In short, they have what it takes to succeed in STEM!

Tech Savvy History and Founder

Tech Savvy was founded in Buffalo, New York nine years ago by AAUW member, and chemical and biomedical engineer, Tamara Brown and members of the AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch. Dedicated volunteers and community members have helped Tech Savvy become an incredible success in Buffalo, growing the program to include SAT preparation for girls in 10th grade, a program for high school girls and a new summer program. The community in Buffalo has truly embraced this program as well as Tamara Brown, who in 2011 was nominated by AAUW for the Champion of Change award she received from the White House for her work on Tech Savvy and other STEM mentoring efforts. This very successful program has been very successful and has served approximately 500-700 girls and 200 parents annually.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Collaborators!

Sponsors: Alcoa Foundation and La Roche College!

Workshop Collaborators: Carnegie Mellon University’s Girls of Steel Robotics, Junior Achievement, Trusst Lingerie, Imagine Careers, Wells Fargo, FASE (Female Alliance for STEM Excellent), Penn State-New Kensington, La Roche College professors: Dr. Don Fujito, Dr. Becky Bozym, Jane Arnold, Jeff Perdue, Dr, Kate Silvis, and Michaela Noakes.

Keynote Speaker: Elisabet Rodriquez Dennehy

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