Saturday, March 31, 2012

Techno Girls take over downtown Fergus Falls

In the City Bakery, Biffley’s Games and Books, and bustling up and down the downtown streets, fifth and sixth grade girls were busy taking notes, video, photos and audio recordings to use in their very own news show. It was all part of Techno Girl Saturday on March 31. Fifteen girls took part of this second annual STEM event put on by our AAUW branch. 

Specials thanks to video producer Tim Litt who lead the girls through the process, and to Otter Tail Telcom for providing the studio facilities. We’re also grateful to Radio Shack for providing flash drives so each girl can have their own copy of the news show, and to Chris Schuelke from Otter Tail County Historical Society for leading a group of girls on a tour of downtown. And thanks to fearless STEM leader Kristi Hastings for coordinating the event and all the great AAUW volunteers! It was another successful AAUW event!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Techno Girl Saturday is March 31

For the second year in a row, the AAUW Fergus Falls branch is holding a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) event for elementary-school girls. This year we are inviting 5th and 6th graders to learn how technology is used to produce a television show.  The event is Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

A BIG shout out to Tim Litt, who is giving his time and talent to teach the girls about video production, and to Otter Tail Telcom, for allowing us to take over their studio for the morning. Thanks too to Rob Rogholt and Radio Shack for providing the girls with flash drives.

To sign up your 5th & 6th grade girl by THURSDAY, MARCH 29, go to