Women in STEM Career Day

Observing how water filters perform
Observing how water filters perform

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall
8:45 am - 2:15 pm

Women in STEM Career Day is a one day event for young women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourages forward thinking, makes a difference in society, and shares the future of our world.

While attending the Women in STEM Career Day, participants will learn about career options in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through exciting demonstrations and enjoy the opportunity to work in teams for hands-on projects. You will also get to know other young women who share your interests, and interact with college students, faculty and industry from STEM disciplines. At the end of the day you should begin to see yourself interested in a STEM profession.

Women in STEM Career Day is open to young women in ninth through twelfth grade.  Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and home school groups are all welcome. This program is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Kim Sargent at wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.7158.


The cost is $25 per participant until October 14, 2018. After October 14 the cost will increase to $30 per participant. Registration is closed after October 23, 2018. Cost includes breakfast (if you arrive by 8:30am), lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted. Payments must be submitted by check or money order to:

UW-Platteville Women in STEM Career Day
Attn: 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 wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu.

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the October 14 deadline. No refunds will be available after October 14.


Participants and Consent Forms
Click here to register as a participant. Space is limited to 125 girls, so apply early! For participants under the age of 18, a University of Wisconsin-Platteville consent form, must be signed by a parent or guardian, scanned and emailed to wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu or mailed with the registration fee FIVE WORKING DAYS prior to the event. 

Teachers and Class Groups Only
If you are bringing a large group of students you can print paper registrations to send home with the students for parents 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 up before the deadline.  We do not need a copy of the paper registration.

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 would like to chaperone this event, you can register here.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast*
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Session 1
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Session 2
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch and keynote speakers
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Session 3
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Session 4
1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Closing
2:15 p.m. Optional campus tour

You can customize your day by choosing four sessions that are of interest to you.

*Breakfast is not guaranteed for those who arrive after 8:30 a.m.


Women in STEM Career Day will be held in the Velzy Commons located in Ullsvik Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s campus. For help finding the location, 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 wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu.

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.

Program Mailing List

If you would like to get advance information about Women in STEM Career Day, Pioneering Your Future and EMS Expo, you can sign up on our mailing list.