Wow! Who knew that you could transform in-person workshops into exciting virtual experiences with
just as much bang and pizzazz? The Janesville-Fort Atkinson Virtual Tech Savvy just did it!
Tech Savvy was originally planned to take place on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus in
March of 2020. Unfortunately, the event was canceled due to COVID just two days before the
workshop was to take place. But no worries – AAUW members were in charge!
We re-created as much of the original event as possible within a virtual format. Fortunately, we were still
able to offer the main components of Tech Savvy:
• Click here to hear the keynote address by Abbey Donahue, Nuclear Engineer at SHINE Medical Technologies
• Panel of three women working in STEM careers, moderated by Lisa Peterson.
• The book, The Confidence Code for Girls presented by Ann Petersen
• Eleven STEM workshops
- Make Sparks Fly with Circuits
- What Can Glowing Animals Teach Us
- The Science of Essential Workers (Speech & Language pathologists)
- Astrophysics and Astronomy
- Detecting the Rainbow
- Go, Robot, Go!
- Tiny Earth: An Underground Search for Antibiotics
- Wear Your Genes! (DNA)
- Build Your Own E-card (web design)
- Howling at the Moon (wolf biology)
- I Know Who You Are: I Read between the Lines (forensic science)