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Now in our second year, AAUW Athens is proud to present Tech Savvy, a day-long STEM career conference for girls in grades 6-9 and the adults who support them. Tech Savvy will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Ohio University's Athens campus, from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Click here for the registration form.  Registration is limited to 120 girls and will close on Friday, May 15th.

Tech Savvy was started by the Buffalo branch of AAUW and is now a national program.

Eligibility:

Tech Savvy is open to girls in grades 6-9 in Southeast Ohio and neighboring regions.  A separate program is available for accompanying adults and covers college admissions, financial aid, and supporting girls' interests in STEM fields.

Cost:

Attendance is $5 per girl, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and a t-shirt.  One adult may attend with each girl at no additional cost.  Registration must be prepaid by check or credit card.  Donations to support the full cost of attendance are welcome and are tax-deductible.

Events:

Girls will participate in two science workshops and a College Savvy session in the morning.  After lunch, they will learn Savvy Skills.  Adults will attend talks given by experts in college admissions and financial aid.  Workshop descriptions will be posted soon.

Want More Info?

Questions about attending?  Interested in staying overnight in Athens for Tech Savvy?  Want to request flyers for your local school?  Email Outreach Coordinator Kim Thompson (thompsk3(at)ohio.edu) and Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schori (ms335704(at)ohio.edu).

Last year's schedule is provided below as an example of the program (adult program is in purple):


Time Activity Location
8:30 - 9:30 am Registration Baker Center
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast Baker Center
9:30 - 9:50 am Welcome Baker Center
10:00 - 10:30 am Admissions speaker Baker Center
10:00 - 10:50 am Dance Pad Mania Academic Research Center
10:00 - 10:50 am Bridge Building Academic Research Center
10:00 - 10:50 am Physics is Phun! Porter Hall
10:00 - 10:50 am CSI Athens Porter Hall
10:00 - 10:50 am College Corner, scavenger hunt Baker Center Bobcat Lounge
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Campus Tour
11:00 - 11:50 am Dance Pad Mania Academic Research Center
11:00 - 11:50 am Decoding DNA Porter Hall
11:00 - 11:50 am Math, Science, and Gambling? Porter Hall
11:00 - 11:50 am College Corner, scavenger hunt Baker Center Bobcat Lounge
12:00 - 12:30 pm Financial Aid Baker Center
12:00 - 12:50 pm Decoding DNA Porter Hall
12:00 - 12:50 pm CSI Athens Porter Hall
12:00 - 12:50 pm Restoring Rusty Rivers Porter Hall
12:00 - 12:50 pm Physics is Phun! Porter Hall
12:00 - 12:50 pm College Corner, scavenger hunt Baker Center Bobcat Lounge
12:30 - 1:00 pm Resource Fair Baker Center Bobcat Lounge
1:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch, bingo Baker Center West 82
1:00 - 2:00 pm Resource Fair Baker Center Bobcat Lounge
2:00 - 2:30 pm True Colors Baker Center
2:00 - 2:30 pm Marshmallow Challenge Baker Center
2:00 - 2:30 pm Teenage Brain Baker Center
2:00 - 2:30 pm Internet Baker Center
2:00 - 3:00 pm Guidance Panel Baker Center
2:30 - 3:00 pm True Colors Baker Center
2:30 - 3:00 pm Marshmallow Challenge Baker Center
2:30 - 3:00 pm Teenage Brain Baker Center
2:30 - 3:00 pm Internet Baker Center
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 - 4:30 pm Keynote speech Baker Center
4:30 - 4:45 pm Closing Baker Center
4:45 - 5:15 pm Evaluations Baker Center

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