Texas Tech University

Tech Savvy

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 17, 2018!

2018 Tech Savvy Flyer

Tech Savvy is a one-day STEM Conference designed for girls 6th through 9th grade and their parents. The program's purpose is to help young girls discover realistic STEM careers and pathways to education, and equip parents to be an encouraging and reinforcing part of the process. All parents are encouraged to attend, however, if the students want to come with their friends, or a teacher, that's great, too!

During registration, students will be able to select their top choices for workshops. Any adult attending with the student will be participating in the adult program, and will also need to register. Parents not participating in the adult program should plan on waiting with their student until they are checked in and have paid. Parents should plan on meeting their students for pickup in the same (drop-off) location at the end of the program. Parents planning on simply dropping off students do not need to register or pay $10.

Registration Information 

Registration is now live! Click the link below to register, after you have viewed your workshop choices:

REGISTER NOW!

$10.00 Student Registration
$10.00 Adult Registration (optional)
[includes lunch and t-shirt]

Tech Savvy NEW Location

Tech Savvy Check-in, lunch and closing presentation will be in the Ballroom in the Student Union Building. Students will be escorted by adults to and from each workshop. Workshop locations will differ, depending on the track selected.  Parent programming will be held in the TTU Student Union. 

TTU Campus Map

Student Program

TIME EVENT
8:00 - 9:00 AM Check In, Pay, & Meet new friends
9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 - 9:30 AM Walk to Workshop 1
9:30 - 11:45 AM Workshop 1
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Walk to Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH with Dr. Patricia Bennett Solís
1:00 - 1:15 PM

Walk to Workshop 2

1:15 - 3:30 PM Workshop 2
3:30 - 3:45 PM Walk to Closing Ceremony
3:45-4:30 PM Closing Presentation

 

Adult Program

TIME EVENT
8:00 - 9:00 AM Check In, Pay, & Meet new friends
9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 - 9:30 AM Walk to Workshop 1
9:30 - 10:45 AM Micro-messaging with Dr. Melanie Sarge
10:45 - 11:45 AM STEM Careers with Carol Trigg
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Walk to Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH with Dr. Patricia Bennett Solís
1:00 - 1:15 PM

Walk to Workshop 2

1:15 - 2:15 PM STEM Workshops with CISER
2:15 - 2:30 PM Potential Grant Opportunity
2:30 - 3:30 PM Encouraging STEM Persistence with Robin Hart
3:30 - 3:45 PM Walk to Closing Ceremony
3:45-4:30 PM Closing Presentation

Keynote Speaker Information: Dr. Solís

Dr. Patricia Bennett Solís

Patricia Bennett Solís, PhD, is CoDirector of the Center for Geospatial Technology at Texas Tech University. She is also on faculty in the Department of Geosciences as Research Associate Professor of Geography and affiliated with the TTU Climate Science Center. 

As a geographer, she has developed funded projects totaling more than $9 million, promoting research and education collaboration. Her international experience includes fostering north-south and south-south academic networks among emerging scholars in sixty countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  Her research focuses on designing applications of geospatial technologies to address socially relevant challenges. These efforts have been recognized by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development as a model program.  She co-founded and directs YouthMappers, a program funded by the US Agency for International Development to operate a consortium of universities globally to create and use open geospatial data for humanitarian and development needs. In two years, the network has grown to 99 universities in 30 countries. She is named as a Specialist on the Fulbright Commissions' Roster of Experts.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering at this year's Tech Savvy, please sign up by clicking on the Tech Savvy Volunteer Form. If you are under 18, please only register for Set-up, check-in, or clean up. A list of the avaliable jobs & approximate times you can volunteer for are listed below. 

TIME EVENT
Friday, Feb. 16: 4 - 6:30 PM Set Up/Putting out Signs
Saturday, Feb. 17: 7 AM - 9:30 AM Set Up/Putting out Signs
Saturday, Feb. 17: 7:30 AM - 10 AM Check In
Saturday, Feb. 17: 8:15 AM - 12 PM Campus Guides
Saturday, Feb. 17: 12:15 PM - 4 PM Campus Guides
Saturday, Feb. 17: 8:15 AM - 12 PM Workshop Helper
Saturday, Feb. 17: 12:15 PM - 4 PM Workshop Helper
Saturday, Feb. 17: 3 PM - 6 PM Clean Up