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Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy 2020

For the health and safety of our community, this event is going to be rescheduled for a yet to be determined future date. If you have already registered for this event, you will be contacted by email with further information as it becomes known. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this situation. If you have any immediate questions, please contact

Tech Savvy 2020 is a one-day workshop for girls in grades 6 to 9 and their parents or mentors, designed to inspire and encourage them in STEM fields and careers.

The girls who attend Tech Savvy will experience exciting hands-on activities led by professional women in STEM fields. There will be a parallel program for adults to learn more about careers in the STEM fields, encouraging their daughters in STEM, and helping their daughters to prepare for college, technical school, and other opportunities.

This workshop is available to girls in 6-9th grade and their parents or mentors. 

Registration limited to 120 students and 120 parents/mentors.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Register Online closed

Registrations accepted online until noon on 3/10/20. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.  Walk-up registration details available here after the online registration closes.

Student Fee: $10

Parent Fee: $10

Fees Include

The student fee includes 3 hands-on workshop morning sessions and afternoon programs, lunch, a drawstring bag, a t-shirt (if registered by 2/21/20) and insurance. The parent fee includes parent program and lunch.


No refunds will be given for this event.

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

Registering with a sponsorship?

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 at check out 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? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email

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.


Each Hands-on Session topic will be offered three times during the morning of this event. In the registration process, you will choose a different Hands-on Session to attend for each of the three time slots. Twelve seats are available in each session. Parents/mentors will attend all three Parent Panels as listed in the program. Description of sessions available under "Schedule and Additional Information" below.

Girls – Hands-on Sessions (choose 3)

Parent/Mentor Panels

_02: Wear your Genes!

#1 - Making the Right Choice: Choosing the best post-high school option for your daughter

_03: What Can Glowing Animals Teach Us?

_04: Voice, Hearing, and Communication Technology

_05: Engineer a Cell Phone Stand

#2 - How much will this cost?

_06: Go, Robot, Go!

#3 - Stories and Secrets from Women in STEM Careers

_07: A Voyage into the Night Sky

_08: Eating the Rainbow







_09: Tiny Earth – An Underground Search for Antibiotics

_10: What’s That Critter in My Backyard?

_11: The Magic of Fingerprints

_12: Make Sparks Fly with Circuits

Check In

Participants should plan on arriving at 8:00 a.m. to check in at James R. Connor University Center, Hamilton Room.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifiactions from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.


Parking permits are not required in Lot 2 for Saturday events.   Refrain from parking in metered, handicap or reserved stalls if you do not have a permit.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Download Event Parking and Registration Map

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home but ultimately it is your decision.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

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Registration & Light Breakfast


Transition to lecture hall




Transition to first break-out session




Session #1 (hands-on)


Parent panel #1


Transition (restroom break)


Transition & break


Session #2 (hands-on)


Parent panel #2


Transition (restroom break)


Transition & break


Session #3 (hands-on)


Parent panel #3



Walk to University Center




Keynote: Abbey Donahue, Engineer at SHINE Medical Technologies


Building Confidence: Girl Savvy


Walk to Young Auditorium


“Science of the Stage” presentation


Closing Remarks

*All times are subject to change.


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.

Special Notice

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.