Trane Technologies

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).

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Location: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

The objectives of this program are:

  1. Provide participants and chaperones with accurate information regarding STEM disciplines and majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville through hands-on activities.
  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 for hands-on projects. 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 field.

Women in STEM Career Day is open to ninth through twelfth graders. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and homeschool groups are all welcome. This program is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from UW-Platteville. 

Cost

The cost is $25 per participant until October 11, 2021. If space allows after October 11, the cost to register will be $30.

Cost includes breakfast, 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 wistemcareerday@uwplatt.edu.

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the October 11 deadline. No refunds will be available after October 11, 2021. 

Registration

Participants

Use our online form to register as a participant and as a chaperone. Every attendee must register. Space is limited to 100 girls, so apply early!

Early bird registration deadline is October 11. Consent form and payment are due on October 18 unless other payment arrangements are made.

For participants under the age of 18 years-old, a UW-Platteville consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian, scanned, and emailed to wistemcareerday@uwplatt.edu or mailed with the registration fee. If the consent form is not received by October 18, registration will be canceled and the participant’s spot will be given to a student on the waiting list.

Participants over 18 years-old can sign the consent form themselves. All participants under 18 years-old, must be chaperoned by a parent, guardian or teacher present at the event.

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

Chaperones

There is no cost for chaperones to attend and chaperones do not need a consent form. Chaperones are required to register. Note: registering as a chaperone does not register the students.

Schedule

8 a.m. Breakfast, registration, and activities
8:45 a.m. Welcome
9 a.m. Session 1
10 a.m. Session 2
11 a.m. Lunch and keynote speakers
Noon Session 3
1 p.m. Session 4
2 p.m. Closing
  • Women in STEM Career Day will be held Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall on the UW-Platteville main campus. View maps and directions.

  • If registration for the event is full, you will be placed on the wait list. 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 wistemcareerday@uwplatt.edu.

  • 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 one week prior to the event.

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