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Women leader-mentors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will provide Connecticut girls grades 6-9 a fascinating look into their STEM career opportunities during the state’s 7th Annual Tech Savvy Conference on Saturday March 7, 8am – 3pm at Trinity College’s McCook Auditorium, 300 Summit Street, Hartford.

Girls, their parents/guardians and advisors may register for the conference online at or contact Alison Draper at Cost is $5 and includes lunch.

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the Petit Family Foundation and local donors, the conference features hands-on experiments where girls learn how to extract DNA from plants, discover blood samples carrying Lyme Disease, learn about bone and tendon structure, construct an electro-mechanical jitterbug, print products in 3D, analyze the acidity of household products and more. Lunch in the college cafeteria and conversation with current college students rounds out the day for the girls.

The conference will also feature a day of events for parents/guardians and teachers including panels of women professionals and educators and college admissions officers who will provide the information needed to support the girls’ interest in STEM.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Learn more and join us at