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Tech Savvy 2018 was a huge success!

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.

2018 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

 

2018 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.

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