Alliant Energy

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
  • Experimenting
  • 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.

Attending Pioneering Your Future in STEM

Pioneering Your Future in STEM is open to students in grades 5–8. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and home school groups are all welcome. Student participants must have a chaperone and all attendees must register. Registration is limited to 100 participants and once capacity is reached, registrants will be added to the wait list.


Cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted. School groups may request an invoice for payment by email. Individuals with financial need may request a scholarship by emailing

Click on the UPCOMING EVENTS for date-specific details, including cost, deadlines, and registration.

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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. 

Please contact Kim Sargent at or 608.342.7137 with any questions.