General Information

What is TechGirlz and SheTech?

TechGirlz and SheTech are STEM explorer days for Middle School and High School girls, respectively. Students can expect an icebreaker to start the morning which aims to get girls acquainted with their peers from other schools. They will then attend 3 hands-on workshops of their choosing. The goal of all the workshops is not only to get them excited about STEM but also to help girls learn about new STEM opportunities.

TechGirlz Time/Date/Location 2022

Location: College of Idaho

Date: October 18th, 2022

Check In: 8am

Event Start: 9am

Event End: 2pm 

SheTech Time/Date/Location 2023

Location: College of Idaho

Date: January 31st, 2023

Check In: 8am

Event Start: 9am

Event End: 2pm 

Students/Parents

Registration

Registration can be found online at

TechGirlz: https://women-innovators.org/techgirlz-2022/.

SheTech: Will be released shortly.

Please note if you do not see a workshop that you are looking for, that unfortunately means that workshop is full for this year.

Consent Form

A consent form signed by a parent or guardian is required to attend this event. If you do not have a printer at home, try coordinating with your teacher/counselor to print one for you. Your teacher/counselor may collect your consent form before you arrive.

Can I attend by myself or do I have to come with a school group?

You are welcome to come without your school! Please note you will have to coordinate your own transportion though. 

Transportation

While Women Innovators is unfortunately unable to provide transportation to/from the event, transporation is often set up through schools. If you believe you are coming with your school group, please contact your educator  to receive more information regarding transportation. 

If you are coming individually or your school is not providing transportation, you will need to coordinate transportation on your own. 

Drop Off/Pick Up

Attending by Yourself

If you are attending by yourself, you should be dropped off in the Jewett Parking Lot(marked on the map). Check in begins at 8 am. Pick up will be at 2pm. We recommend defining a specific place to get picked up. There will be lots of students trying to find where to go, so it is best to set a predefined location.

Attending with your School

If you are attending with your school, you should be dropped off by bus in the Jewett Parking Lot(marked on the map), but please coordinate with your teacher or counselor for more specifics. Check in begins at 8 am. Pick up will be at 2pm. We recommend defining a place for you and your school to meet at the end of the event. There will be lots of students trying to find their correct bus, so it is best to regroup at a predefined location. Please coordinate with your teacher or counselor.

Parking

We suggest parking in the Jewett Auditorium parking lot. There is no charge for parking nor need for a parking permit. 

Check In

Attending by Yourself

Please check in at the Jewett Auditorium. After turning in your consent form, we will hand you your name badge. We will direct you from there.

Attending with your School

Please check in at the Jewett Auditorium. You will check in as a school. Your teacher/counselor will probably collect your consent forms before you arrive. After the consent forms are turned in, your teacher/counselor will receive name badges that they will hand out to you. We will direct you from there.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided! There will be options for specific diets, but we can not guarantee we will meet all diet needs.  

Educators

Registration

Registration can be found online at

TechGirlz: https://women-innovators.org/techgirlz-2022/.

SheTech: Will be released shortly.

Please note if you do not see a workshop that you are looking for, that unfortunately means that workshop is full for this year.

Consent Form

A consent form signed by a parent or guardian is required to attend this event. Please have your students come with these signed. It is a huge help if you collect all of your students forms before arriving. This way, you can hand us a stack of consent forms, and we can give you name badges to hand out to your students

Transportation

Women Innovators does not provide transportation to/from the event. Most schools opt to get a bus through their school district in order to get their students to the event. 

If your school doesn’t have enough students going, we suggest checking with other schools in your district. 

If bussing is the only barrier keeping your school from attending this event, please reach out as we may be able to help in certain siutations.

Bussing

Please drop off students and park in the Jewett Parking Lot. Check in begins at 8 am. Pick up will be at 2pm. We recommend defining a place for your students to meet at the end of the event. There will be lots of students trying to find their correct bus, so it is best to regroup and predefined location.

Check In

Please check in at the Jewett Auditorium. You will check in as a school. After turning in the students’ consent forms, we will hand you your student’s badges for you to pass out. We will direct you from there.

Drop Off/Pick Up

Attending by Yourself

If you are attending by yourself, you should be dropped off in the Jewett Parking Lot(marked on the map). Check in begins at 8 am. Pick up will be at 2pm. We recommend defining a specific place to get picked up. There will be lots of students trying to find where to go, so it is best to set a predefined location.

Attending with your School

If you are attending with your school, you should be dropped off by bus in the Jewett Parking Lot(marked on the map), but please coordinate with your teacher or counselor for more specifics. Check in begins at 8 am. Pick up will be at 2pm. We recommend defining a place for you and your school to meet at the end of the event. There will be lots of students trying to find their correct bus, so it is best to regroup at a predefined location. Please coordinate with your teacher or counselor.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided! There will be options for specific diets, but we can not guarantee we will meet all diet needs.  

What should I, as an educator, do while my students are in workshops?

Please feel free to look in on your students as they attend their workshops or sit in and watch a workshop that sounds interesting.

We ask that you help us direct students around when you can as well. The large college campus can be confusing and we need as much help directing students as possible.

Workshop/Techzone Hosts

Check In

Please check in at the Jewett Auditorium. We will direct you from there. Please check with enough time that we can direct you to the correct classroom and you have time to set up. You are welcome to check in as early at 7:30am.

Parking

You are welcome to park wherever you would like. There is no charge for parking nor need for a parking permit. You will need to check in at the Jewett Auditorium, so you could park near that building OR you may want to park closer to where your workshop will actually be located. Either option is fine.

Workshop Times

Workshops will go from 10:15am – 1:35pm. Workshops will be 45 minutes long. You will have 15 minutes between each workshop. Please see the schedule for more details.

Workshop Capacity

Your workshop capacity is outlined on the schedule. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give you an exact count of girls in your workshop as this number will change up until the day of the event. Please prepare for the capacity. You will not need to take attendance in the workshop nor make sure a certain number of students is there before you begin. You can start your workshop right at the time listed.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided! There will be options for specific diets, but we can not guarantee we will meet all diet needs.

There are two lunch periods! Lunch is from 11:00 to 11:50pm OR 12:00pm to 12:50pm. Please stop by Simplot South to pick up your lunch in between workshops. 

 

Your lunch group is based on your workshop location.

  • If you are in KAIC for Workshop 2, you are Lunch Group 1(11:15am)

If you are in Boone, the Library, Jewett Parking Lot, you are Lunch Group 2(12:00pm)

Computers and Projectors

Each room will come equipped with a computer and projector. It is strongly recommended that you upload any slides and other content to google drive or another cloud provider which you can then access from the provided computer located within the room. We will not be providing dongles to connect your personal computer to the projector.

Login ID – conference

Password – TallTree$2022

Volunteers

As of this year, we will no longer be providing volunteers for workshops unless you have requested them. We found that many of the workshops did not need a volunteer, but we are happy to provide you with them if you would like.

Wi-Fi

  1. Navigate to the College of Idaho Guest Network (Guest Wifi – cofi-guest)
  2. Connect
  3. Provide Email and fill out other necessary information
  4. Submit and you should be connected