For the Girls: Tech Savvy & Girl Savvy Workshops

Keynote Speaker:

Our Keynote speaker is Elizabeth Braatz, a 2013 graduate from Appleton North High School. She is a lepidopterist for a major butterfly house in Florida.  She will share her STEM journey and the joys and challenges of her career.

~Tech Savvy and Girl Savvy Workshops for 2019~

Workshop Start & end times:
Workshop 1  9-9:50 am
Workshop 2  10-10:50 am
Workshop 3  11-11:50 am

Check availability when you are registering.
Register early for the best chance to attend your preferred workshop!

Tech Savvy STEM Workshop Sessions – Morning

First year girls:  Choose Two STEM Morning Workshops and College Savvy

College Savvy – Required for First Year Attendees
(If you are attending with a parent, sign up for the same time slot they do.)
Investigate colleges and university programs that mesh with your STEM career goals.  Complete a mock college application and interview with a College Recruiter.  You will also go on a Scavenger Hunt to learn more about what each school has to offer.

Returning Girls: Choose Three STEM Morning Workshops

Acme Bubbles has received low reviews on their website due to the short longevity of their bubbles. The customers are complaining that the bubbles burst as soon as they are formed, leading to soap in their children’s eyes and a lot of tears. Come become part of the research and development team.

Making Compound Medications
Learn how to make our very own compounded “medication” while exploring the inside secrets of the pharmacy world. We will discover how to assist our neighbors and how to influence healthcare.

Genes in a Bottle
Come capture your genetic essence in a bottle!  In this session, you will extract genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from your cheek cells and watch it precipitate from solution as floating white strands.  Your very own DNA will be collected and transferred to a helix-shaped necklace that you can take home.

Zombie Hunting
Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to reduce the number of Zombie attacks in our city!

Microorganisms in My Food?
Did you know the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat can be delicious?  Learn about fermentation through the making of pizza dough!

Learn Computer Coding Using Adafruit
Would you like to learn electronics, with an all-in-one board that has sensors and LEDs built in? Circuit Playground is here – and it’s the best way to practice programming on real hardware with no soldering or sewing required!

Making Esters
The Foundation of Perfume– How do you combine two chemicals that stink and come up smelling like a rose?

Stellar Classification and Exoplanets
Stars and planets are very far away from us, so how do we know so much about them? We use light to determine what stars are made of, how far away they are, and even the types of planets that may orbit them!

Lady Gogo – Car Build and Race
Build a car from Legos® and other supplies and race against your new friends! Then see what tweaks you can make to change the speed and get to the finish line faster.  Learn from engineers how design & test iterations are used throughout the engineering process.

Help Save the Monarchs!
Learn about the life of Monarch butterflies, the danger they are in and the work of a lepidopterist! Make milkweed seedballs to provide food for Monarchs.

The Chemistry of SelfInflating Balloons
A balloon that inflates on its own? Impossible, you say! Chemistry, I say! In this session we will explore evidence of a chemistry change. After observing a self-inflating balloon, we will roll up our sleeves, put on our safety goggles, and attempt to determine the chemical reaction responsible for inflating the balloon.

Girl Savvy Skills Workshop Sessions – Afternoon

Workshop Start & end times:
Workshop 1  12:30-1:05 pm
Workshop 2  1:10-1:45 pm
Workshop 3  1:50-2:25 pm

First year girls:  Must choose It All Adds Up! and Are You Ready for a Stem Career? and a third session of your choice

Returning girls:  Must choose How Do I Get Ready? and two sessions of your choice

It All Adds Up! For students who are NEW to Tech Savvy  (available all 3 sessions)
Learn how to budget based on income.  As a student, thinking about how money is earned and where it is spent may not always be a priority.  Once a job is secured and work in a profession begins, we need to know how to plan for an income and how to reasonably spend the money earned.  During this session, you will find out how “It All Adds Up!”

Are You Ready for a STEM Career? For students who are NEW to Tech Savvy
Sessions 12:30-1:05 and 1:10-1:45 only

How Do I Get Ready? – Preparing for College and Picking the Right One – For students who have been to Tech Savvy before – 1:50-2:25 session only

Managing Your Priorities (available all 3 sessions)
Success in STEM requires organizational skills to prioritize the important goals in your life.  This interactive workshop focuses on identifying your priorities and a model for how to use your time to meet your goals.

Seeing Yourself in the Future (available all 3 sessions)
This is a panel discussion with women working in STEM careers.

Netiquette (available all 3 sessions)
“Netiquette” is network etiquette, the do’s and don’ts of online communication. Netiquette covers both common courtesy online and the informal “rules of the road” of cyberspace.  Learn how to be an effective “Tech Savvy” communicator!   (This session works toward the Cadette Girl Scout Netiquette badge.)

Nuts and Bolts of Confidence (available all 3 sessions)
What is Confidence? Confidence is what turns our thoughts into action. It allows us to do things that seem hard, scary, or impossible.  Join us to move toward a more confident and empowered YOU.

Girls’ Program

7:30 am-8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Welcome w/adults
9:00-9:50 Workshop 1 or College Savvy
10:00-10:50 Workshop 2 or College Savvy
11:00-11:50 Workshop 3 or College Savvy
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch w/adults
12:30 – 1:05 Girl Savvy Skills Workshops
1:10 – 1:45 Girl Savvy Skills Workshops
1:50 – 2:25 Girl Savvy Skills Workshops
2:30-3:00 Keynote Speaker w/adults
3:00-3:30 Closing Ceremony w/adults