Tech Savvy 11

Tech Savvy Girls …Our Futures Are So Bright…. We Have to Wear Shades!

March 19, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | UB North Campus Student Union

SEAS faculty and students conduct a variety of workshops during Tech Savvy.

What is Tech Savvy?

Fun workshops to inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Who should attend?

  • Western New York's 6 to 9 grade girls
  • 10 – 12 grade girls (on a Roll program with SAT Prep & Workshops)
  • Parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors & other interested adults

Registration Information

Register by February 17. Online registration is available here.

Details:

  • Preregistration is required.$5 per person.
  • Registrations must be fully paid within one week of registeriing, or your registration will be cancelled.
  • Please register early! We often fill up, so late registrations may not be accepted.

One Tech Savvy student will win a new laptop computer and one student will win a new tablet!

 

Highlights from last year's workshops

NanoTASTIC! Some really little things can be hugely fantasic! One example is cellulose, a nanstructured polymer, which is a renewable resource, and serves as an essential ingredient in many products, including pharmaceuticals, paint, paper and foods.The workshop was organized by Paschalis Alexandridis and Marina Tsianou, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Photo Credit: The Onion Studio.

U in Computing: Everywhere, Everyday! U is for Ubiquitous! In this hands on workshop, learn about the role of computing in everyday, everywhere and how you can put computing in your own career! The workshop was organized by Carl Alphonce, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Photo Credit: The Onion Studio.

Mix It UP: Take it Apart! You’ll by ‘puzzled’ in this fun session: learning about product disassembly. The first step before actually repairing or fixing any products is to dismantle the parts. Some products are easy to disassemble. Some are not. Students will disassemble some old PCs, printers, keyboards, mouse, etc. and then find new purposes. The workshop was organized by Sara Behdad and Lora Cavuoto, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Photo Credit: The Onion Studio.

The Wind Beneath Our Wings: Math, Science and Green Energy. You will build miniature wind turbines and learn the power of working together to create a wind farm that is far more capable than you imagine. You will get to keep your wind turbine made from recycled materials and the instructions to duplicate the effort. This activity will also show you how to exercise your creativity and intelligence to solve real world problems. The workshop was organized by Kevin Burke and Jennifer Zirnheld, Department of Electrical Engineering. Photo Credit: The Onion Studio.

Discovering the Unknown: Using your STEM Skills to Advance Humanity. You will build miniature “Rovers” used to explore places that we could not get to or is too dangerous for humans to experience. This activity will also show you how to exercise your creativity and intelligence to solve real world problems. All participants will receive a small robotic kit. The workshop was organized by Kevin Burke and Jennifer Zirnheld, Department of Electrical Engineering. Photo Credit: The Onion Studio.