Exploring the Sky Brochure
The Exploring the Sky event, sponsored by the Women in Engineering, Mathematics & Science program and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, introduces young women to exciting and world-changing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM fields. Throughout the weekend, participants will work in teams to complete hands-on projects that promote diversity and inclusivity, learn about how careers in STEM fields help our society, and interact with STEM professionals.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be stranded on a deserted island or be a contestant on the game show "Survivor?" In today's American society, we are used to having everything at the flick of a switch, the push of a button, or right around the street corner. At this year's Exploring the Sky program, you will complete projects to help you think about and learn what you would need to do to survive on a deserted island. Through hands-on, exciting activities, we will cover many aspects of daily living that we often take for granted, including personal hygiene, water filtration systems, power sources, waste, food, and more. Come and learn how to using engineering to survive!
The full weekend event will be held on the UW-Platteville campus, with the participants staying in the Cooper Living and Learning Center at the UW-Platteville Pioneer farm overnight.
The program is intended for young women in grades nine and ten who are interested in using their skills to impact our world in a positive manner.Girls from African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian communities are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants should arrive on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus at Engineering Hall (building #25 on the campus map) between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, for check-in. The pick up location is also Engineering Hall. The program concludes after the project exposition for parents and/or chaperones between 1:00 and 2:00pm.
Directions to Platteville
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Suggested Items to Bring
Health and Consent form
Rope Course Consent
Health and Consent, Ropes Course, and Behavior Contract forms do not need to be submitted until participation is confirmed.
The cost for this event is $75 per participant and includes housing, food and all project supplies. Scholarships and outreach are available to underrepresented minority students through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 608.342.1563. The $75 registration fee will be due after participation is confirmed.
Refunds through April 18 will receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Refunds must be requested between 8am and 4pm at 608.342.1314 (888.281.9472) or by e-mail at email@example.com. No refunds after April 19.
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