Girls grades 6-9 explore STEM careers during AAUW-CT’s fourth annual Tech Savvy Conference

Girls grades 6-9 explore STEM careers during AAUW-CT’s fourth annual Tech Savvy Conference

(Hartford Courant, 3/9/2017)

More than 100 girls in grades 6-9, adults and teachers got a taste of diverse science, technology, engineering and math-based career options during a day-long conference at Trinity College on March 4.

Their hands-on experiences were made possible through Tech Savvy, an annual program sponsored by the American Association of University Women and supported by female scientists, engineers, chemists, biologists, robotics and computer science experts across Connecticut who volunteered their time and knowledge to help attendees explore these diverse fields.

The event’s hands-on workshops and presentations included 3D Design and Printing, Amazing Chemistry, Being a Savvy Forensic Scientist, Comparing Mammal Brains, Programming GoPiGo Robots in Scratch, Leg Savvy, Making a Jitterbug Robot, Make Your Own Android App, Medical Devices: Design and Innovate, Saving a Life: Heart Valve Replacement, Take Water Apart, Unsolved Mathematics: The Collatz Conjecture, What’s the Winning Strategy?, DNA Fingerprinting, and the Power of Telling Your Story.

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