Transportation assistance is offered on a “first-come, first-served” basis to those for whom transportation costs would be a barrier to attendance.  To qualify for 54 cents per mile reimbursement, applicants must travel more than 30 miles round trip to and from Tompkins Cortland Community College.  Vehicles must carry 3 girls + 1 adult in a car, or 5 girls +1 adult in van, or 10 girls + 2 adults in a bus. For transportation and registration assistance, Tompkins area contact is Sarah Johnson,, and for other counties is Sheila Cohen,

Do you know a girl who would benefit from learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)?

 Who: All Girls in Grades 6-9

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:45am-3:30pm

Where: Tompkins Cortland Community College

Cost: $10; Scholarships available

Registration opened March 2, 2017

Hands-on “Tech Savvy” workshops and challenges include Spinning a Web PageBrain HackingBuilding Bridges, Googling with Paper Airplanes.

“Savvy Skills” workshops cover important topics such as Technical Communication, Safety Online, and Public Speaking.

Adult sessions help parents and advisors learn more about STEM education and careers, college planning, and financial aid.

STEM Fair with activities for girls and adults will be a new feature!

Did you know that women make up 48% of the US labor force, but only 29% of employees in STEM fields?

Check here for more information and registration.

Inspire a girl today and help her register!


Past Events


The Ithaca and Cortland branches of AAUW will host a daylong program designed to show middle school girls firsthand how studying STEM and pursuing STEM activities can lead to exciting careers on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).

Girls in grades six through nine and the adults who accompany them will be welcomed to TC3 for a full day of activities and hands-on workshops.

A $5 registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a savvy girl t-shirt and bag for each girl.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am; the program will conclude by 4:30 pm.

Workshops for the girls include: Cycle for Science on the Sol Cycle; Code Cracking a Cell’s Supercode – All About DNA; Programming Lego Mindstorm Robots; WhatÕs Statistics Got to Do with M&MÕs? Girls will also have a choice of such Òsavvy skillsÓ workshops as How to Stay Smart and Safe on Social Media and Build a Savvy Future with Critical Thinking Skills.

Adult sessions will focus on preparing and encouraging girls on their path to a STEM career. The program will conclude with a keynote address for both the girls and adults by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell UniversityÕs College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Scholarships are available. For information about fee waivers, please contact Sarah Johnson at

This program has been generously supported by many local businesses and organizations, with major funding being provided by AAUW National and AAUW-NYS; major cosponsors include TC3, WSKGScience, and SciGirls.