The YWCA TechGYRLS® – S.T.E.A.M. Experience Series seeks to empower young girls (particularly underrepresented girls) in technology, engineering, arts and math and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields. Through collaboration with area organizations and businesses, the workshops and field visits will be led by women within the S.T.E.A.M. industries. FREE to participating girls grades 3-8, there is a 12 person capacity limit in order to follow local health department guidelines.
*All participants will need to be dropped off at the YWCA and will then get bussed (for free) to their workshop/field visit destination.
All of the programs are FREE courtesy of a grant from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay.
Who can participate in TechGYRLS®?
- Girls in grades 3 to 8th grade from the community and in our partner schools.
When and Where?
- See our 2021 schedule below.
How do I register?
- Click on the “REGISTER HERE” link below each workshop description. For more information or if your child needs special accommodations, contact the Women’s Empowerment Center.
- Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Women’s Empowerment Center.
TechGYRLS® thrives off of community partnerships, donations, and sponsorship.
- Please email Suzanne Wittman at: email@example.com to become a sponsor or make a donation.
TechGYRLS® – S.T.E.A.M. Experience Series Workshops/Field Visits
NORTH COAST MARINE MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE
Thursday, August 12, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
In a primarily male-dominated industry, this workshop will break the stereotype and teach the girls how to build their own electrical propelled boats that they can take home. They’ll also have discussions on marine manufacturing careers and how the boat they built compares to the real size boats they see around them. This workshop will be held at NWTC in Green Bay.
THE WEIDNER CENTER –
Thursday, September 16, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Participants will learn the basics of Improvisation Comedy through theatre games and character work. Improv will teach the girls confidence in getting up in front of a group, how to think quickly on their feet, and collaborate through creativity.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – GREEN BAY
Tuesday, October 5, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Dr. Amanda Nelson will lead the girls in a sheep’s eye dissection where they will learn the external and internal features of a sheep’s eye and their function. Discover how their eyes are similar and/or different from our own! Lab experiments make science “super cool” as they do hands-on experiments with UWGB’s “science guy,” Joe Schoenebeck.
THE NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM
Tuesday, November 2, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Take a guided tour of the museum’s new exhibit Spectacular Science, which showcases a wide variety of artifacts from the museum’s collection on different scientific topics. We’ll also have an opportunity to take part in the program Space Stations, which include hands-on demonstrations, activities, and take-home art projects relating to the size, scale, and vastness of outer space.
COMPUTER SCIENCE TALENT ECOSYSTEM YOUTH/CESA 7
Wednesday, December 8, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
This workshop will be offered on-site at the YWCA in the Rebecca Chernick Innovation Lab. Join us for an opportunity to create your own computer science program. Attendees will learn how technology is integrated into their everyday life and will be able to see how they can be computer scientists for the future. Attendees will learn foundational computer science concepts all while building confidence in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models.