STEM conference
Science, technology, engineering, and math
Inspiring 6th to 9th grade girls with
a full day of workshops, speakers and college corner


TechSavvy IL is being held on March 23, 2019 at Lewis University - Romeoville, IL

What is included?

Go to key note speaker

key note speaker

Our experienced team secures a notable speaker for each year’s conference. Past speakers have included VP of IT, President of University, community inspirational individuals.

Stay tuned for Keynote Speaker Details

Go to hands-on Workshops

hands-on Workshops

Student and Adult attendees are able to choose from a variety of STEM topics to attend hands-on sessions. Past sessions have included robotics, app development, DNA extraction and SavvySkills in leadership,
Preview Student Program
Preview Parent/Educator Program

Go to college corner

college corner

Universities, companies, and non-profit organizations exhibit in a trade-show format for you to visit and obtain information on college, funding, programs, internships, career and general advice.

Participating College List Available Soon!

Go to Perks / Goodies

Perks / Goodies

The conference includes an event t-shirt (for students) and breakfast and lunch for all attendees. Many local organizations also provide take-away souvenirs for the girls to enjoy after the conference.

Many organizations have great swag available for TechSavvy attendees.

TechSavvy Illinois 2019 will be on March 23, 2019
Lewis University - Romeoville, IL
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration open Now!

Why attend TechSavvy?

Tech Savvy Illinois is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in sixth-ninth grade to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers. Although the program focuses on exciting girls about STEM, Tech Savvy also includes an important program for parents. This component encourages families to reinforce the girls’ interest in STEM.

Research shows that early opportunities, experience, and hands-on trial-and-error lead to girls keeping STEM career options open for consideration.
We provide a top-notch conference every year thanks to our supporters, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and volunteers.

Check out the organizations below who make TechSavvy Illinois the success that it is.

Executive Planning Team

Volunteers bringing their expertise and talent together to make TechSavvy happen.

Mary-Jo Wolsky

Co-Chair, TechSavvy Illinois
Mary-Jo has worked with the team to bring TechSavvy to life each year for over a decade. Venue selection, speaker & workshop leads and university & corporate presence. AAUW Downers Grove branch supports this initiative.

Antigone Sharris

Co-chair, TechSavvy Illinois
Antigone wears many hats, TechSavvy Illinois co-char, faculty and Chair of Phi Betta Kappa at Triton, and leads robotics, Camp Gadget and Camp Thing-a-ma-bobs during the summer months.

Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf

Adult Chair, Speaker Admin, Treasurer, Technical Advisor
Michelle has moderated the adult panel, organized, recruited and advised corporations, universities and speaker/panelists. In addition, her company built the 2018 registration system for TechSavvy across IL, HI, PA, MI, ND and will be adding CA, KY, TN, OH and more in 2019

Elaine Fisher

Program Event Chair
Elaine is a long-time educator and supporter of AAUW and girls in STEM. She brings her many years of expertise to the team in diverse ways.

Harriet Lindstrom

Volunteer Coordinator & Trainer
Harriet brings logical detail orientation to volunteer coordination. The volunteers make this event the success it is, she manages it professionally to attain a great event.

Kate Skegg

AAUW and TechSavvy Coordinator
Kate is an experienced social media guru who has long supported TechSavvy and many other non-profit causes to increase women and diversity in STEM.

Carrie Ruetschlin

College Corner Coordinator
Carrie brings ITF and corporate project management skills in Technology to life for the future of TechSavvy girls. College corner facilitator and now educator promoting opportunities for STEM.

Dana Dominiak

2019 Venue Coordinator
Dana brings over 30 years in Video Game Development experience as a panelist and exhibitor at TechSavvy. She is a professor at Lewis University, serving to coordinate with Lewis to be our 2019 host.

Andrea Blaylock

Workshop Coordinator
Andrea brings her education experience in robotics & engineering at Triton to TechSavvy. She works with others in STEM fields to present and conduct workshops for the attendees.

Fran Kravitz

TechSavvy Skill Workshop Coordinator
Fran brings 26 years of experience with the American Chemical Association to life by bringing her network to workshops for TechSavvy.

Kimberly Thompson

Event Setup Coordinator
Kimberly is an author and long time supporter of AAUW and girls in STEM. Her project management skills come to life the day before the event, bringing it to life for a day full of STEM and fun.

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