Come to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to learn about the exciting career opportunities that are available for women interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Explore careers with hands-on, interactive sessions that involve:

  • Critical thinking
  • Experimenting
  • Learning the design process
  • Using problem solving skills to solve real-world challenges

Those in STEM careers make a difference in society, and many more women are needed in scientific fields.

Dates and Location

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 or
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Students may only attend one program date. Programming will be the same at both events.

Pioneering Your Future will be held in the Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery located in Ullsvik Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. For help finding the location you can view a campus map and driving directions.


The Alliant Energy Pioneering Your Future in STEM event is open to girls in fifth through eighth grade.

Individuals, chaperoned school groups, home school groups, and girl scout troops are all welcome. Pioneering Your Future in STEM is a collaboration of women faculty, staff, and students from STEM programs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville such as agriculture, astronomy, biology, geography, geology, animal science, chemistry, computer science, dairy science, engineering, industrial studies, math, physics, and sustainable and renewable energy systems.

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


  • The cost is $25 per participant until February 11, 2020 for the first session on February 25, 2020. After February 11 the cost will increase to $30 per participant. Registration is closed after February 17, 2020.
  • The cost is $25 per participant until March 7, 2020 for the second session on March 17, 2020. After March 11 the cost will increase to $30 per participant. Registration is closed after March 13, 2020.
  • Cost includes continental breakfast for those who arrive by 8:30 a.m., lunch, program materials, and project supplies.

We cannot accept credit cards. Payments must be submitted by check or money order, made out to "UWP Women in EMS Program", to:

UW-Platteville Pioneering Your Future in STEM
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

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the February 11 or March 11 deadline, depending on the date you are attending. No refunds will be available after February 11 or March 11.


Registration will be available in December 2019.

Space is limited so apply early! All participants will need to have a consent form signed, scanned and emailed or mailed. It should arrive at least five days prior to the event.

Teachers and Class Groups Only
If you are bringing a large group of students, you can print paper registration forms to send home with the students for parents to fill out.

That information will need to be entered into the online registration form 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.

There is no cost for chaperones to attend. Chaperones are required to 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 chaperones.

Substituting Students
Teachers, please do not substitute students at the last minute for those who decide not to attend.

All students must be registered, and we must have received their signed consent form and payment five business days prior to the day of the program. If you need to substitute students, please contact us as soon as possible.


8 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast until 8:30 a.m., and fun activities
9 a.m. Welcome and fun STEM related group activities
10 a.m. Session 1
11 a.m. Session 2
12 p.m. Lunch and keynote speakers
1 p.m. Session 3
2:15 p.m. Closing

Our mission in this program is to have the participants learn about careers that are not familiar to them and get to know girls from other schools.

Approximately 20-25 students will be assigned to each group and will be divided into 3-4 tables (6-7 per table). They will be assigned a table for the welcome activities and lunch and will sit with girls from other schools. No more than 1-2 participants at the table will be from their own school.

Groups will be assigned to sessions because we want to expose them to topics that they might not choose on their own.


If you are unable to register, then registration for the event is full. You can sign up for the waitlist 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