Continuing its effort to change the perception of STEM in middle school girls, AAUW Honolulu received a $5,000 grant to hold its second annual Tech Savvy Conference (“Tech Savvy II”) at Windward Community College on Saturday May 21, 2016. More details to follow.
Tech Savvy II will feature concurrent sessions for middle school girls in grades 6-8 and their parents. The girls will have two tech sessions, a savvy skills session focusing on soft skills like effective communication, and a direct experience session where girls participate in “College Savvy” — a mini college fair where college representatives interview girls and suggest courses that match their interests. Parents will learn about AAUW’s role in STEM, college admission policies and financial aid.
Over 100 girls (grades 6-9) and their parents participated in last year’s Tech and College sessions that featured a range of STEM activities to include computer coding, sea floor archeology, satellites, suturing lacerations and the chemistry of chocolate. AAUW anticipates improving on those numbers for Tech Savvy II.
Anna Viggiano and Lauren Kaupp are co-chairs of the conference. AAUW members are encouraged to volunteer to help. To volunteer or for more information please contact Anna Viggiano (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pamela Law (email@example.com).