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Tech Savvy Virtual

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Tech Savvy Virtual is a workshop for girls in grades 6 to 10 designed to inspire and encourage them in STEM fields and careers.

The girls who attend Tech Savvy will experience exciting activities led by professional women in STEM fields. Each girl will have the opportunity to choose four small group workshops from the 12 being offered.  The keynote speaker, Abbey Donahue, a Professional Engineer at SHINE Medical Technologies, will discuss how a STEM education opens a world of possibilities for career paths. A panel of three professional women will share their stories about how they broke through the barriers that once existed to excel in exciting and rewarding careers.

This workshop is available to girls in grades 6 - 10 and their parents or mentors.

Limited to the first 100 students and unlimited parents and mentors.

Two Saturdays | February 13 &  February 27, 2021 | 9:00 - 12:00 CST

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 2/3/21. 

We do NOT accept day of registrations. 

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Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from,, and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information


  • Student - $10
  • Parent/Mentor - Free

Included in the Fee: The student fee includes access to workshop, drawstring bag with workshop supplies and a t-shirt*. The parent/mentor registration includes access to workshop (There is no fee for this).

*T-shirt guraranteed if registered by 1/8/21.

No refunds are available for this event unless a participant needs to cancel because of COVID illness.  A full refund will be given due to COVID illness.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discounts available for this event.

Additional Information

Check In

Registrants will receive a website link in the email confirmation, after registering for this event.  This website gives access to registrants to pick the workshops they wish to attend.   Contact if you do not receive a confirmation. 

Questions asked:

  • Name, address, email
  • School Currently Attending
  • Grade
  • T-shirt size
  • Supply bag pickup location and date
  • Workshops attending - max 20 each session with expection of 25 max for Make Sparks Fly.   We are requiring girls to pick one session for each timeframe. They will not be able to select multiple. Please be sure to pick a different workshop for each of the 4 timeframes.
  • How did you hear about this event
  • I have met all the minimal technology requirements to participate in this event
  • I understand CES is not responsible for troubleshooting technology software; other than the registration system software
  • Accommodations/Comments

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Microphone or webcam (these are not required).

WebEx will be the hosting platform for this event.  Meeting links for joining will be available a week prior to the event.  We will email you and provide the link to access sessions.

Questions or need help before or on the day of the event? Please call 262-472-3165 or email

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Supply Bag Pick Up

Supply bags will be available for pickup at the following locations, dates and times. Supply bags will include materials needed for some of the workshops, t-shirt, The Confidence Code for Girls (hardcover book), maybe a door prize (if you are one of our lucky winners), and other goodies provided by our generous sponsors.  

Saturday, February 6 (1-2 pm):

  • Beloit Turner M.S.
  • Cambridge Nicolay M.S.
  • Delavan Our Redeemer Lutheran
  • Edgerton M.S.
  • Fort Atkinson M.S.
  • Hartland Lake Country M.S.
  • Janesville Marshall M.S.
  • Johnson Creek M.S.
  • Milton M.S.
  • Whitewater M.S.

Monday, February 8 (5:00-6:00 pm):

  • Fort Atkinson M.S.
  • Janesville Marshall M.S.
  • Whitewater M.S.

Event Schedule

9:00 am Welcome Introduction to Tech Savvy |  Sponsors
9:15 am Keynote Address From pearls to plasma physics: With STEM, the world is your oyster
10:00 am Workshop Session One Multiple Choices see full detailed agenda
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Workshop Session Two Multiple Choices see full detailed agenda
11:50 am Wrap-Up Tech Savvy Team

Max of 20 in each session.  We are requiring girls to pick one session for each timeframe. They will not be able to select multiple workshops. Please be sure to pick a different workshop for each of the 4 sessions.

Click here to view and download our full detailed agenda.

9:00 am Welcome The Confidence Code for Girls
9:15 am Panel Stories and secrets from women in STEM careers
10:00 am Workshop Session Three Multiple Choices see full detailed agenda
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Workshop Session Four Multiple Choices see full detailed agenda
11:50 am Closing Tech Savvy Team

We are requiring girls to pick one session for each timeframe. They will not be able to select multiple workshops. Please be sure to pick a different workshop for each of the 4 sessions.


Abbey J. Donahue

PE, Engineering Manager at SHINE Medical Technologies
Keynote | From pearls to plasma physics: With STEM, the world is your oyster

Abbey Donahue, Nuclear Engineer, will share her background as a woman in a STEM career and explore unlikely STEM areas with participants. She will discuss how a STEM education opens a world of possibilities for career paths. No matter your interest or passion, there is some aspect of science, technology, engineering, or math that applies. Studying STEM subjects and working in STEM fields allows young women to shape the future of our world.

Abbey is an Engineering Manager for SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she leads a team of engineers dedicated to bringing safe, clean, and affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements to the world. Abbey started her career as a nuclear engineer working for an international company specializing in all aspects of nuclear energy. Her work included designing nuclear reactor cores for pressured water and boiling water reactors, nuclear fuel transportation casks, and dry storage casks.

Abbey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland, and a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

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