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Trane Technologies Women in STEM Career Day is a one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, make a difference in society, and share the future of our world. The purpose of this program is to recruit more women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. 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).

The objectives of this program are:

  1. Teach the participants and chaperones about STEM programs at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  2. Expose participants to women college students and professional women role models in STEM disciplines.
  3. Encourage peer networking and social relationships among participants.

While attending Women in STEM Career Day, participants will learn about career options in STEM fields through exciting demonstrations, and they will enjoy the opportunity to work in teams while doing hands-on. Participants will also get to know other young women who share their interests and interact with college students, faculty, and industry professionals from STEM disciplines. By the end of the day, participants will have discovered potential paths they might explore within the STEM fields.

Attending Women in STEM Career Day

Women in STEM Career Day is open to students in grades 9–12. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and homeschool 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

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted. Payments must be submitted by check or money. School groups may request an invoice for payment by email. Individuals with financial need may request a scholarship by emailing wistemcareerday@uwplatt.edu.

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This program is a collaboration of faculty, staff, students, and industry representatives from UW-Platteville. Please contact Kim Sargent at wistemcareerday@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.7137 with any questions.