Pioneering Your Future

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pioneering your future IN STEM

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Velzy commons in Ullsvik Hall

Thank you to all the presenters, volunteers, speakers chaperones/teachers, and committee members who helped make this years event so successful.  It was a great day for the participants who got to learn and have fun with STEM!

PYF is for 5th - 8th grade girls.
We welcome chaperoned school groups, home school groups, and individuals.

Pioneering Your Future is a collaboration of women faculty, staff, and students from UW-Platteville's Colleges of BILSA and EMS.

Program Description

Learn about the exciting career opportunities that are available for women interested in STEM. The hands-on, interactive career sessions will give you some ideas for exploring careers that involve problem solving and experimentation, putting things together and taking them apart, and using what you learn in your studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Plus, it is lots of fun!   


8:00 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.          Welcome and Fun STEM related group activities
10:00 a.m.        Session 1
11:00 a.m.        Lunch and Keynote Speakers
12:00 p.m.        Session 2
1:00 p.m.          Session 3
2:00 p.m.          Closing
2:15 p.m.          Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour (Optional)

Session topics are Math, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering/Computer Science, Horticulture/Botany, Biology, and Entrepreneurship in STEM.


Pioneering Your Future will be held in the Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery located in Ullsvik Hall (30 Hickory Street). 

online RegistratioN is Now open

Click HERE to register. Preferred registration deadline is February 26, 2015.  Please email us at to ask if we still have space after the deadline. No refunds available. This program accepts 100 participants.

waiting list

If you are unable to register, that indicates we are full.  Chaperones or teachers please go to the waiting list to indicate how many students you want to bring. If we have openings we will contact you via email.  If you were only able to register part of your group, please email us at


The cost to attend the Pioneering Your Future in STEM is $25.00 per participant and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. The cost is $20 for a group of 5 or more participants only if registered before the deadline. The participant fee must be submitted by check or money order.

Students with financial need may request scholarships by emailing


Chaperones can attend at no cost. They are required to pre-register and stay in the building for supervision during the event. Breakfast and lunch is available to all chaperones attending the event.

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