Program Overview

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John Deere 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, February 23, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom

The objectives of this program are:

  1. Provide participants and chaperones with accurate information regarding STEM disciplines and majors 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 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 women in ninth through twelfth grade. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and homeschool groups are all welcome. This program is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from UW-Platteville. All participants must have a parent, guardian or teacher present during the event and in the Zoom breakout rooms at all times.


The cost is $15 per participant until February 1, 2021.

Registration is closed after February 1, 2021.

Cost includes 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

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the February 8, 2021, deadline. No refunds will be available after February 8, 2021. Attendees who do not show up for the event will not receive a refund.



Use our online form to register as a participant and as a chaperone. Every attendee must register. Space is limited to 150 girls, so apply early!

Registration deadline is Feb 1. Consent form and payment is due Feb. 8 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 or mailed with the registration fee. If the consent form is not received by February 8, 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 during the entire virtual event.

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


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.


8:30 a.m. Registration and welcome
9 a.m. Breakout 1
10 a.m. Breakout 2
11 a.m. Lunch (on your own) and keynote speakers
Noon Session 3
1 p.m. Session 4
2 p.m. Closing