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Girl-focused math and science program to come to Wheaton

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:58 a.m. CDT

WHEATON – The  American Association of University Women Jane Addams Branch will host Tech Savvy, a day-long program aimed at introducing sixth- to ninth-grade girls to STEM subjects, on May 10, according to a news release from the group.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus, and will teach public speaking skills and feature hands-on workshops in science, technology engineering and math. Activities include working with robots, candy, ice cream, music and more.

There will also be a Tech Savvy one-day program for mothers and mentors focusing on financing college and the importance of STEM education.

The program has a non-refundable $5 cost for each adult and child, which covers breakfast, lunch and shirts for the girls in attendance.

Visit www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/tech-savvy to register before May 7.

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