The Alliant Energy Pioneering Your Future in STEM is a one-day event open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Participants have the opportunity to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, make a difference in society, and share the future of our world. Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering, computer science, and the physical sciences (NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2018).
Explore careers with hands-on, interactive sessions that involve:
- Critical thinking
- Learning the design process
- Using problem solving skills to solve real-world challenges
Learn about the exciting career opportunities that are available for women interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Those in STEM careers make a difference in society, and many more women are needed in scientific fields.
Pioneering Your Future in STEM is a collaboration of women faculty, staff, and students from STEM programs at UW-Platteville such as agriculture, astronomy, biology, geography, geology, animal science, chemistry, computer science, dairy science, engineering, industrial studies, math, physics, and sustainability and renewable energy systems.
The cost is $25 for each participant. Cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted. Payments must be submitted by check or money order to:
Pioneering Your Future in STEM-Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza Stop 1
Platteville WI 53818-3099
School groups may request an invoice for payment by email. Individuals with financial need may request a scholarship by emailing email@example.com.
Individuals and groups
Space is limited to 100 participants for each program so register early.
Individuals, school groups and home school groups are all welcome. All participants must have a parent, guardian, or teacher as a chaperone.
Chaperones are required to register and be present at the event for the entire day. Registering as a chaperone does not register the students. Chaperones attend for free.
Teachers, please do not substitute students at the last minute for those who decide not to attend. All students must be registered. If you need to substitute students, please contact us as soon as possible.
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