Tech Savvy, a STEM Event for Girls, Returns in 2017

Do you know a girl who would benefit from learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)?

Who: All Girls in Grades 6-9

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:45am-3:30pm

Where: Tompkins Cortland Community College

Registration is open

Hands-on “Tech Savvy” workshops and challenges include Spinning a Web Page, Brain Hacking, Building Bridges, Googling with Paper Airplanes.

“Savvy Skills” workshops cover important topics such as Technical Communication, Safety Online, and Public Speaking.

Adult sessions help parents and advisors learn more about STEM education and careers, college planning, and financial aid.

A STEM Fair with activities for girls and adults will be a new feature!

Did you know that women make up 48% of the US labor force, but only 29% of employees in STEM fields?

Check here for more information and registration after March 1:

 Inspire a girl today and help her register!

Interested in volunteering? Contact Linda Bonavia at:

Thank You to our Sponsors


TECH Savvy Conference for Girls in 6th-9th Grades

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8:30am-4:30pm @ TC3

The Tech-Savvy Conference was held April 9 at TC3. This year the Cortland branch joined forces with the Ithaca Branch and the combined efforts of Sheila Cohen and Sarah Johnson was incredibly successful. The girls each attended Tech Savvy work- shops, Savvy Workshops, and a college/career information area. Workshops included topics such as: Math Modeling and Animation, Exploring Website Development, Cycle for Science on the Sol Cycle, programming Lego robots and much more. The career corner included mock interviews by local colleges, WSKG’s SciGirls, CU Society of Women Engineers and our AAUW Membership table among others. Parents also attended separate information sessions. The feedback from this day-long event has been extremely positive. All the hard planning work paid off as the girls were engaged in the activities, enthusiastic and excited.

113 girls +
50 parents +
23 Workshops + 17 College/career tables +
32 Presenters + many volunteers=

1 successful Cortland/Ithaca Tech Savvy event


Tech Savvy pics – 2016

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The Ithaca and Cortland branches of AAUW will host a daylong program designed to show middle school girls firsthand how studying STEM and pursuing STEM activities can lead to exciting careers on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).

Girls in grades six through nine and the adults who accompany them will be welcomed to TC3 for a full day of activities and hands-on workshops.

A $5 registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a savvy girl t-shirt and bag for each girl.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am; the program will conclude by 4:30 pm.

Workshops for the girls include: Cycle for Science on the Sol Cycle; Code Cracking a Cell’s Supercode – All About DNA; Programming Lego Mindstorm Robots; What’s Statistics Got to Do with M&M’s? Girls will also have a choice of such Savvy Skills workshops as How to Stay Smart and Safe on Social Media and Build a Savvy Future with Critical Thinking Skills.

Adult sessions will focus on preparing and encouraging girls on their path to a STEM career. The program will conclude with a keynote address for both the girls and adults by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Scholarships are available. For information about fee waivers, please contact Sarah Johnson at

This program has been generously supported by many local businesses and organizations, with major funding being provided by AAUW National and AAUW-NYS; major cosponsors include TC3, WSKGScience, and SciGirls.


Tech Savvy pics – 2015