Parent/Adult Workshops

AM Keynote Speaker:

Patricia Hansen – Retired United Airlines Pilot
“Women in STEM:  Cleared for Takeoff!”

~Parent/Adult Workshops for 2023 Schedule~

College Savvy runs at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00.  If your daughter is new to Tech Savvy, you must sign up for the same College Savvy session that she registered for.

The following sessions are all available during different time slots. Check availability when you are registering. Register early for the best chance to attend your preferred workshop!

Academic & Career Planning
We will focus on how students can enhance their career and academic planning for a STEM career with on-line programs, job shadowing, and volunteering.

Navigating Stress in Our Children Ourselves
In this session, we will address how to recognize the signs of stress, how to help our children cope with the stressors that are thrown their way and learn different strategies to cope with our own stress.

Math Myths and How to Erase Them!
Math Myths are all around us: “There are Math People and Non-Math People”, “There is only one way to solve a math problem” and “speed is important in doing math”, just to list a few. These myths can worsen Math Anxiety in our kids. I will share information on what Math Anxiety really is, how you can identify it in your kids, and strategies you can use to help support them (and you) as they journey through their mathematical education. Let’s erase these math myths!

How Can I Help? Helpful Tips from Parents
Hear from a panel of parents whose daughters have STEM careers—find out the challenges they faced and how they helped.  Opportunities for interaction.

Demystifying the College Experience
Preparing for college has many steps and can at times feel overwhelming.  This session is meant to demystify the process for parents, break things down and ease some worries.  We will review many areas such as what students can do before college to prepare for STEM fields, admissions requirements, the application process, basic degree components, and leave room for questions.

Confidence Code for Girls
Overview and discussion of the book Confidence Coding for Girls by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

How Much Will This Cost? College Affordability – EdVest and applying for financial aid

Ethical Hacking
Check out one of the hands-on sessions the girls experienced in the morning. Join this session to learn about ethical hacking including password decryption and simple SQL injection tactics.

2:30 PM Keynote Speaker:

Kat Cantner, University of Minnesota,
Science and Outreach Coordinator

“Beyond STEM: Finding Your Path”

I am a geologist, educator, and artist living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I am the Science and Outreach Coordinator for the Continental Scientific Drilling Facility in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Minnesota. I also teach an online asynchronous introductory geology course at Minnesota Community and Technical College with a focus on accessibility.

Adults’ Schedule for the Day:

7:30 am-8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Welcome & AM Keynote Speaker w/girls
9:00-9:50 Session 1
10:00-10:50 Session 2
11:00-11:50 Session 3
12:00-12:40 pm Lunch w/girls
12:40-1:30 Session 4
1:35-2:25 Session 5
2:30-3:00 Keynote Speaker w/girls
3:00-3:30 Closing Ceremony w/girls