Camps and Conferences

Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy 2023 is a one-day conference tailored for girls in grades 6 to 9 and their parent(s), designed to inspire and encourage them in STEM fields. Registration is also open to interested boys. The students who attend Tech Savvy will experience exciting hands-on activities led by professional women in STEM fields. There will be a program for adults to learn more about working in the STEM fields, encouraging their children in STEM, and helping them to prepare for college or technical school.

Limited to the first 110 students and 110 parents/mentors; 220 max.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. CST

Register Online

Click Here To Register

We do accept walk-up registrations on the day of the event if the event is not sold out. 

Registrations accepted online until Wednesday, April 5, 2023. 

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions during the registration process. Please have information ready prior to registering.

  • Participant details:  First & last name, country, address, city, state, postal code, county, email,  birth date, phone, school currently attending, current grade, how did you hear about this event, years of experience, health insurance carrier, insurance policy number, will the registrant be taking any medication while attending, does the registrant have any conditions, other health issues/additional information, medication allergies (list), non-medication, dietary or other allergies (list), do any of the registrant's allergies require an inhaler or EPIPEN injection, describe any limitations or restrictions,  I agree to the terms and conditions, I understand the refund/cancelation policy, minor  arriving to campus via, I have reviewed the event Code of Conduct with my camper,  I agree to the code of conduct, accommodations/comments, and dietary preferences
  • Custodial guardian details (max 2, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Emergency/Authorized pick-up contacts (max 5, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Event Specific: Student t-shirt size,  interested in a campus tour after event, parent name, parent/mentor lunch, student lunch, dietary restrictions, accommodations/comments

Arriving to Campus: Authorized driver picking up and dropping off, minor driving themselves to camp, minor walking/biking to camp

Relationship to Participant: Mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling, other relative, friend, step-parent, custodial guardian, family friend, spouse, partner

T-Shirt Size:  Adult - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL or 3XL  Click to View Adult T-shirt Size Chart

Type of registrant: Student and parent attending, Student only attending, Parent/mentor only attending.

Boxed Lunch Options: Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef or Vegetarian. All sandwiches are offered on rustic ciabatta bread and include bottled water, chips, whole fruit, condiment packets, napkin and disposable cutlery. Gluten-free option available.

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information


  • Student - $10
  • Parent/Mentor - $10

Included in the Fee: The student fee includes access to workshop, lunch, drawstring bag, and a t-shirt*. The parent/mentor registration includes access to workshop and lunch.

*T-shirt guaranteed if registered by Saturday, March 25, 2023.  After the deadline we will still collect your size.  Some t-shirts may be available at check in, but sizes are no longer guaranteed.

No refunds are available for this event. All cancellation requests must be submitted to

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice. Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during checkout to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discounts available for this event.


Each workshop is available at each session.  Max of 11 in each student session; max of 15-20 in each parent/mentor session.  We are requiring registrants to pick one session for each timeframe. They will not be able to select multiple workshops in a given session. Please be sure to pick a different workshop for each of the 3 student sessions and 2 parent/mentor sessions.  Parents/mentors will attend session one with student.

Click here to view and download workshop descriptions

Student Hands-on Workshops | Select Three | One for each of the three sessions | Limited to the first 11 students per session

  • Density Bottles: To Float or Not to Float (chemistry)
  • Explore the Universe One Ray of Light at a Time (astronomy)
  • Hands-on Construction Competition (engineering)
  • Plasma Physics & Fusion Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun (plasma physics)
  • Science of Flavors & Fragrances (chemistry)
  • More than Bugs: Examining the Smallest Lives Around Us (microbiology)
  • Spaghetti Car Derby (engineering)
  • Surgical Intern for a Day (medicine)
  • Wear Your Genes! (genetics)
  • What Can Glowing Animals Teach Us? (biology)

Parent  Workshops | Select Two | One for Session Two and Three | Limited to the first 15-20 parents in each session

Professionals in a career area - 15 max

  • Chat with a Dental Professional
  • Chat with an Engineering Professional
  • Chat with a Medical Lab Professional
  • Chat with a Technology Professional

Post-High School Education Experts - 20 max

  • Chat with an Expert on 2-year Educational Programs
  • Chat with an Expert on 4-year College Programs

Click here to view and download workshop descriptions

Additional Information

Check In

Check-in will take place at the University Center in the Hamiltion Room.  

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. You will NOT need a permit to attend this event. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants. Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

8:00-8:30 Registration & light breakfast Hamilton Room in the University Center
8:30-8:40 Welcome Hamilton Room in the University Center
8:40-8:55 Walk to Upham Science Building
8:55-9:20 Keynote Address Upham room 145 – large lecture hal
9:20-9:30 Transition to first workshop session
Students Parents/Mentors
9:30-10:20 Session One  Parents attend session one with their student
10:30-11:20 Session Two  Parent choice One
11:30-12:20 Session Three  Parent choice Two
12:20-12:30 Walk to University Center
12:30-1:10 Lunch Hamilton Room in the University Center
1:10-1:25 Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Door Prizes
1:30-2:15 Campus Tour (optional)

Click here to view and download our full detailed agenda



Yana Rawinski

Senior Product Manager, Medtronic Spine and Biologics
Keynote | Mapping your Own Course to Success with STEM as Your Starting Blocks

Yana will share her journey from middle school math competitions to a biomedical engineering degree. She will acknowledge that everyone’s path may look different and that it’s okay at times to be unsure about the next steps. The goal is to keep moving forward. She’ll highlight her unique journey and encourage everyone to find their own path.

Yana is a Senior Product Manager with Medtronic Spine and Biologic. She manages many products, including one with an annual worldwide revenue of more than 100 million dollars. She travels across the country and the world working to bring the best spinal devices to surgeons and customers.

Yana started her career in 2016 as a long-term intern in a startup company specializing in spine devices when she was 19 years old. That company was acquired by Medtronic where she has held both engineering and marketing roles. Her engineering background has been instrumental in the success she’s had in her marketing career.  

Yana holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. She has no formal training in marketing but because of her engineering background, she has had the opportunity for accelerated growth and advancement within the marketing field. In her free time, Yana loves to cook, read, and travel with her fiancé, Mitch, and their English Cream Golden Retriever.

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