Registration for girls’ tech savvy summit is in process

JOHNSTOWN – Registration materials for the fifth annual American Association of University Women’s Tech Savvy Summit for Girls have been distributed to middle schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties, a news release said. The conference for area sixth through eighth grade girls will be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College on May 24.

Tech Savvy Summit for Girls is the signature program of the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the AAUW.

Workshop presenters will include faculty and staff of FMCC, SUNY Cobleskill and Sienna College, the release said. In addition, Nathan Littauer professionals, Lowe’s staff and the owner of Geek Pantology will facilitate hands-on workshops in the labs and classrooms in the college. Girls attending will be exposed to the college atmosphere and be introduced to the possible careers in the STEM areas, the release said.

Fifteen workshops are being offered. Girls attending will have a chance to pick their top five choices and will get to participate in three, the release said.

Workshops topics include chemistry, physics and astronomy, a Lego building competition, robotics, clean room technology, crime scene investigation and ballistics, aeronautics, agricultural science- chickens, DNA isolation, taking apart computers, learning about wireless, the science of nutrition, building with Lowes, high-tech nursing and respiratory therapy.

The Tech Savvy Summit will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the release said. A continental breakfast and lunch will be included in the registration fee of $10 for students and adult chaperones. Deadline for submitting the registration form and check is Wednesday. All registrations should be submitted through the schools. Due to the need to schedule workshops ahead of time, walk-ins will not be accepted, the release said.

For more information, call Linda Bumpus at 725-1927.

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