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

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pioneering your future IN STEM

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall

Pioneering Your Future in STEM is for young women who are interested in learning about the exciting career opportunities that are available 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!

Pioneering Your Future in STEM is open to girls in fifth through eighth grade.  Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and home school groups are all welcome. Pioneering Your Future in STEM is a collaboration of women faculty, staff and students from UW-Platteville's Colleges of BILSA and EMS.

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

If you would like to get on our mailing list for our STEM related programs, click HERE.


The cost is $25 per participant until March 9, 2017.  After March 9 the cost will increase to $30 per participant.  Registration is closed after March 15, 2017. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted.  Payment must be submitted by check or money order to:

UW-Platteville Pioneering Your Future
Attention: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818

School groups may request an invoice for payment by email.  Individuals with financial need may request a scholarship by emailing

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the March 9 deadline.  No refunds will be available after March 9.



Registration is open for 2017.  Space is limited to 125 girls so apply early!  A consent form, signed by the parent or guardian must be scanned and emailed to or mailed with the registration fee prior to the event.

Teachers and Class Groups Only:

If you are bringing a large group of students you can print paper registration to send home with the students to fill out.  That information will need to be entered into the online registration prior to the deadline.  Spots cannot be held while collecting paper registration and there is a risk that the program can fill out before the deadline.


There is no cost for chaperones to attend. Chaperones are required to pre-register and stay in the building for supervision during the event.  Registering as a chaperone does not register the students.  Breakfast and lunch is included for a chaperone registration.  If you are chaperoning this event, register here.


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.        Lunch and Keynote Speakers
12:00 p.m.        Breakout 2
1:00 p.m.          Breakout 3
2:00 p.m.          Closing


About 20 students will be assigned to each group and will be divided into three tables (6-7 per table). You will be assigned a table for the welcome activities and lunch, and will sit with girls from other schools. No more than one  person at the table from your own school. Your group will be assigned to a group of sessions and will attend them together and in order.


Pioneering Your Future in STEM check-in will be in the first floor lobby of Ullsvik Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. Opening events and most sessions will be held in Velzy Commons, Nohr Gallery and Room 0300 located in Ullsvik Hall. Some of the presentations will be in Ullrich Hall and Russell Hall due to the need for lab space. For help finding the locations you can view a campus map and driving directions.

wait list

If you are unable to register, then registration for the event is full.  You can sign up for the wait list and if openings become available you will be contacted via email. If you were unable to register as a group, please indicate how many students you want to bring.  If you were only able to register part of your group, please contact us at

substituting students

Teachers, please do not substitute students at the last minute for those who decide not to attend. All students must be registered with their signed consent form and payment prior to the day of the program. If you need to substitute students, please contact us at least two business days prior to the event.

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