Pioneering your Future in STEM (5th-8th Grade Girls)

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pioneering your future IN STEM

Thursday, march 23, 2017

Velzy commons in Ullsvik Hall

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Registration is open for 2017!

Cost: $25 per participant
Priority Deadline to register is March 9, 2017
After March 9: $30 per participant
Registrations will not be taken after March 15.

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

Pioneering Your Future in STEM 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, Continental Breakfast, and Fun Activities
9:00 a.m.          Welcome and Fun STEM related group activities
10:00 a.m.        Breakout 1
11:00 a.m.        Breakout 2
12:00 p.m.        Lunch and Keynote Speakers
1:00 p.m.          Breakout 3
2:00 p.m.          Closing

Participants will choose three sessions to attend the day of the event.  There will be a program booklet describing the sessions.


Pioneering Your Future will be held in the Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery located in Ullsvik Hall For GPS directions enter, 30 Hickory Street, Platteville. 

online RegistratioN for participants

Click HERE to register. Priority registration deadline is March 9, 2017.  Refunds, minus a $5.00 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the March 9 deadline.  No refunds available after March 9. Registrations will not be accepted after March 15.  This program accepts 100-125 participants depending on the number of sessions we can get.  Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Teachers/Class Groups Only:
If you are bringing a large group of students and would like paper registration to send home to the students, click HERE.  We do not accept paper registrations to officially register them. The information still needs to be registered online prior to the registration deadline or the program being filled.  We cannot hold spots while you collect paper registration and there is a risk that the program can fill before you are able to enter the names.  This program fills quite quickly.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact us via email at or call 608.342.7137.

online registration for chaperones

Click HERE to register. Chaperones can attend at no cost. They are required to pre-register and stay in the building for supervision during the event. Registering as a chaperone does not register the students.  That needs to be done separately. Breakfast and lunch is available to all chaperones attending the event.

waiting list

If you are unable to register, that indicates we are full.  Click HERE for the wait list.  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  (Waiting list will be opened when the program is full.)

cost and consent forms

Priority Registration by March 9, 2017:  $25 per participant

Registration March 10-15: $30 per participant

The cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Students may not participate without a consent form that is scanned and emailed at least one day prior to the program or mailed to the address below with payment. (We do not need the original consent form if emailed.) We do not take credit cards. Payment must be submitted by check or money order to:

UW-Platteville PYF
Attention: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818

The participant fee must be submitted by check or money order. Chaperones are invited to attend and participate in program activities at no cost, but must pre-register.  School groups may request an invoice for payment by email.

Individual students with financial need may request scholarships by emailing  We cannot give scholarships to school groups but the students may apply for one themselves.

substituting students

Teachers: Please do not substitute students at the last minute for students who decide not to attend. We need all students registered and we need to receive their consent form and payment, prior to the day of the program. (Unless other payment arrangements have been made.)  If you would like to substitute students, we will gladly do so with at least two business days notice. Please do not bring students who have not registered.  If you would like to know who has registered, the student can put your email in their registration form and you will get a confirmation email.  We can also email you the list. Thank you for your cooperation.

mailing list

To get on our program mailing list, please click HERE.

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