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Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy 2019 was a huge success!

We had approximately 250 participants attend our Tech Savvy event in 2019. We gave the parents and teachers who attended over 50 kits filled to the brim with tools to help bring STEM into daily life, as well as fun activity ideas and resources to enrich STEM education in their own communities. 20 different schools from all over west Texas were represented at Tech Savvy this year. Special thanks to everyone who put their time and effort into making this event a success. We are already planning for next year. Check back soon for more updates concerning Tech Savvy 2020.

What is Tech Savvy?

2018 Tech Savvy Flyer

Tech Savvy is a one-day STEM Conference designed for girls 6th through 8th 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. Parents can meet their students for pickup in the same (drop-off) location at the end of the program. Parents dropping off their students do not need to register or pay.

Workshop Options

Workshops vary by year, however, to get an idea of the workshops we have offered in the past, view the Tech Savvy 2019 workshop choices

2019 Student Program

TIME
EVENT
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Check In & Meet new friends
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Welcome
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Walk to Workshop 1
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Workshop 1
11:00 - 11:15 PM
Walk to Lunch
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch with Keynote: Dr. Raegan Higgins
12:30 - 12:45 PM
Walk to Workshop 2
12:45 - 2:45 PM
Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Walk to Closing Ceremony
3:00 -3:30 PM
Closing Presentation

 2019 Adult Program

TIME EVENT
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Check In & Meet new friends
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Welcome
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Walk to Morning Workshops
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Introduction to Research/Passing out Supplies
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Workshop 1
10:15 - 11:00 AM
Workshop 2
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Walk to Lunch
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM       
Lunch with keynote: Dr. Raegan Higgins
12:30 - 12:45 PM
Walk to Afternoon Workshop
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Workshop 3
1:45 - 2:45 PM
Take-Home Kit Explanation & Training
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Walk to Closing Ceremony
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Closing Presentation

Interested in Volunteering?

Check back closer to the event to learn more details and discover more opportunities to volunteer! 

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