SheTech 2020

April 15, 2020 at Mountain America Expo Center

2020 Workshops

Technology Workshops

The Technology track includes introductory workshops across a huge range of careers to build your awareness of all the amazing career options you have with a STEM education.  Don’t worry if you don’t yet have ninja-level skills in these areas, these workshops are tailored to those who are exploring tech in every industry.

Adobe Photoshop Camera Outdoor Photowalk
DesignTech
Experience the magic of Photoshop inside your phone’s camera. Photoshop Camera understands the best lenses and effects for your photos — before you even take the shot. Explore a curated feed of lenses made by well-known artists and influencers, including chart topping artist Billie Eilish. Please dress in weather appropriate clothing as we will be outside in Utah’s unpredictable springtime. REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE: Participants must bring their own device: Apple iPhone 6s or newer OR Android: Pixel3/XL, Pixel4/XL, Samsung S9/S9+ or Samsung S10/S10+, Samsung Note 9, Samsung Note 10/10+. Prior to the workshop participants must fill out a web form to provide device type/platform and email associated with the Apple ID or Google Play store account to get an invite to the app.
SnapChat Lens Creation
PhotoTech
AR Lab with Spy Hop! Get hands-on experience creating Augmented Reality using Snapchat Lenses. Learn about Face Lenses and World Lenses, then create your own.
Live Music Video Mashup
MuiscTech
Create electronic based music with Spy Hop and watch your notes change the video with sound! Using Ableton Link, work together to create awesome music and visuals live with others.
DealerTech Car Bots
AutoTech
You’ll enjoy a hands-on experience learning how to program the DT Car Bots to do a variety of things, including maneuvering through obstacles. By combining the right technology with the right people, Dealertrack DMS helps automotive dealerships achieve more. Come learn how technology can be amazing and fun!
DealerTech Circuit Playground
Circuits
If you have some experience with programming and are ready to level up, this is the class for you! We’ll be programming hardware devices that have programmable inputs (buttons, slides, sensors) and outputs (lights, speakers) and giving each attendee a hands on experience with real code.
Adobe XD Level 1 (Beginner): Design an App
DesignTech
Learn how to design the interface for a mobile app. We’ll cover important skills like designing layouts, creating content and styling a user interface. Share your app design when you’re done! No previous experience required. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all wireframing, visual design, prototyping, previewing and sharing. In this tutorial, we will show you the basics to design and prototype using the new Adobe XD.  What you’ll learn: Crafting a design with Adobe XD, Re-using assets from Photoshop and Illustrator, Creating an interactive prototype from your design, Previewing your experience on mobile devices, Sharing the prototype with others to get feedback, and Handing off your designs to developers.
Adobe XD Level 2 (Advanced): Build a Prototype
DesignTech
Bring your design to life! Learn how to create animations and build out interactions like keyboard and voice commands. Build out a full design system, and learn how to co-edit with friends. This content is advanced and is best suited for students who have taken Adobe XD: Level 1 in past years. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all wireframing, visual design, prototyping, previewing and sharing.
Binary Encryption
Coding
Learn how encryption technologies and techniques keep our world safe by translating your data into securely-indecipherable gibberish before you send it across the internet and how authorized users can decrypt that information back into it’s usable form. You’ll then learn how to write your name in binary using the XOR encryption standard.
Content Creation with Adobe Spark
DesignTech
Level-up your social media skills by creating swoon-worthy content using Adobe Spark. Create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes. Share your creations to all your social networks, impress your friends and influence the world. No design expertise needed!
Capture the Flag
Cybersecurity
A CTF (Capture the Flag) is a type of competition often found at professional cybersecurity conferences that gives participants a chance to solve riddles and security challenges, submitting their answers (flags) for points. The competition will introduce you to a variety of cybersecurity fields and concepts, while giving you a chance to hunt for the answers yourself. You’ll compete in teams of two and be able to ask for hints if you get stuck.
Machine Learning: Robot Vision
Robotics
Discover tech’s hottest new career: Machine Learning. In this workshop you will get a quick introduction and then program a robot to dynamically seek and identify target objects.
aMAZEing Navigation
Robotics
Programming with Sphero Robots: Program Sphero to navigate a maze. To complete this challenge, you must gather data about the best route through the maze and figure out how to build a program so Sphero can successfully navigate through the mayhem. This will include testing and re-testing your program until you can successfully navigate your robot from start to finish.
How to Program Smart Devices
Internet of Things
Would you like to be able to turn off your flat iron from school or have the lights in your room change color or dim using your phone or voice? Learn how to make devices of your choice smart devices and be able to control them with your phone or voice from anywhere. Even school.
Tech Skillz: The best thing since Baby Yoda
Web Development for Entrepreneurs
Help us build a Baby Yoda a personal website! In this hands-on workshop we will be exploring the three main skills you need to make a fully functioning website: databases, programming and HTML. (You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience) Come learn the ways of the force to know how Web Developers create websites you use every day!
Dev & Design with Social Media Marketing WOW
Coding
Application Development, Social Media Marketing and Design Basics
Build a Hologram Projector for your Smartphone
Computer Tech
In this workshop, participants will learn about the latest in holographic technology as well as explore current and evolving applications of this technology. We’ll present some hands on examples and each participant will build their own hologram projector that can be tested on their mobile phone.
Machine Learning Fun!
AI
Machine learning is one of the most exciting technological developments in history. Join us for a fun, interactive machine learning workshop! We will teach you how to create a character on the computer that reacts to what you say.
Laser Coding
Coding
BecauseScience
This workshop includes demos like setting up a Laser Alarm and a coding activity that has the student code to display their name on an OLED screen.
Saving the World with Data
Health Informatics
Learn how Big Data is transforming how healthcare providers better diagnose and treat patients.

Science & Math Workshops

The Science & Math track includes workshops tailored to build upon your expertise in the analytical sciences to fully demonstrate some of the awesome career paths ahead of you.  You don’t need to be an expert to register for these workshops, you just need to be curious about how to put thosse classroom skills to work in the real world.

Chemistry is Action: We’re All about the Base (and Acid)
ChemTech
In this workshop, we will discuss careers in chemistry and then explore the acidity and basicity of common household materials. This is a hands-on activity where students will measure the pH (how acidic or basic) of different materials to classify the materials around them. The activity will conclude with a discussion of acids and bases in the human body.
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Fun Origami Math
3DTech
Do you like to get ‘dirty’ with Origami and coloring?  Then attend this hands-on Origami workshop and learn how to use math to make an amazing 3-colored dodecahedron origami Buckyball! While you are making your Buckyball, you’ll learn about planar graphs, Hamiltonian circuits, and 3-edge coloring. Impress your friends with your Buckyball and the math behind it!
Sound + Sound = No Sound?!
AudioTech
This is something that can happen with waves if the conditions are right: waves can enhance or diminish each other. The effect is known as wave interference. If reflected waves interfere just right, waves that seem to be standing still result. We will explore standing waves on strings, in pipes, and in a plate. We will relate these phenomena to the basic sound behavior of many musical instruments. Repeating mathematical patterns elegantly arise from the geometric and physical properties of the string or plate and the pipe and air. Wave interference is used in tuning instruments by ear. In addition to music, we will also explore the technology behind noise-cancelling headphones and briefly outline the myriad of fields related to the study and application of sound waves, namely, acoustics.
The Brains Behind Beauty: The Sciene of Cosmetic Chemistry
BeautyTech
The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to cosmetic science and Nu Skin’s research focus (5 min). We will then break the attendees into four groups that will spend 5-7 minutes at 4 different stations showing the importance of how device design can solve consumer needs, how fragrances are built from different notes into complex and interesting fragrances, how the cosmetic industry uses sensory testing, and the chemical formulation of cosmetic products. You will be able to create and take home your own triphasic toner and after learning the benefits and functions of all of the components of your formula.
Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend
MaterialsTech
Come learn how engineering unlocked the power to make diamonds and see how we use their amazing properties to meet today’s challenges.
Electromagnets
MaterialsTech
Learn to make your own electromagnets, a magnet powered by electricity, using household items. Electromagnets are used in many real world applications; such as MRI machines, doorbells, speakers, motors, and even a junk yard car magnet. We will teach the you how to create an electromagnet and challenge you to engineer a structure that utilizes the electromagnet to pick
up metal items.
Your World Rocks!
MaterialsTech
This workshop consists of ‘hands on’ examination of rock, mineral, and metal samples. Students scratch, smell, feel, and experience the beauty of their natural resources, with discussions on the ways we use rocks every day (while sharing Oreos)! Each student maps a geological cross section drilling their individual geology cupcake. Sustainability and promoting appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the world around us is our priority.
Your Career DNA
Tech
Did you know that working in technology is not just coding? You don’t have to be a scientist or mathematician, you just have to be creative with the drive to get things done. Let us show you all the different roles you can play in the tech industry that help bring technology to the masses. From DNA research to predictive forecasting to owning the executive track, you’ll see why we love the tech industry and why we know there is a place for you! This is a fun, interactive session to prepare you for the diversity of roles available to you in technology.

Tech Entrepreneurship Workshops

Learn what it takes to forge your own path in the world of tech, from conceptualizing new products to conquering the marketplace.  Come explore the vast
array of STEM careers in smaller companies, from the novel to the niche.  Small companies can offer flexibility, speed, fun, and career advancement unheard of in larger companies —
come see if you’re ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship!

Lead like a Boss
Tech Entrepreneur
In this workshop, future leaders will evaluate feedback from employees of a company and will analyze these employee engagement and employee satisfaction scores. Then, the future leaders will collaborate to find solutions for these employees’ issues and will contemplate what it means to be an effective boss.
Storytelling in the Tech World
Entrepreneurship
In this workshop we will discover what storytelling is in a Tech environment and why it is important. Participants will practice their storytelling skills by sharing a little bit about their own journey with a Crazy 8s exercise and storyboarding.
The Secrets of Surveys: What the Feedback?!
Entrepreneurship
Have you ever been asked to take a survey about your experience at a store or restaurant? Come learn the science behind surveys and how InMoment has helped brands like Foot Locker, Tiffany & Co, and Massage Envy transform the results of surveys into better experiences for their customers.
Tinkering with Tableau
Informatics
Use the Business Intelligence tool Tableau to explore publicly available healthcare data. See how this information might impact decisions made by local healthcare providers, for their medium and long-term strategy and operations.
Your Career DNA
Tech
Did you know that working in technology is not just coding? You don’t have to be a scientist or mathematician, you just have to be creative with the drive to get things done. Let us show you all the different roles you can play in the tech industry that help bring technology to the masses. From DNA research to predictive forecasting to owning the executive track, you’ll see why we love the tech industry and why we know there is a place for you! This is a fun, interactive session to prepare you for the diversity of roles available to you in technology.
Learn How to Brand a Tech Company
Entrepreneurship
Take part in an interactive workshop to brand your own startup tech company. Learn how the brand impacts the perception of the target audience. You will work to come up with a company name, tagline, logo, and more.
Tech Skillz: The best thing since Baby Yoda
Entrepreneurship
Help us build a Baby Yoda a personal website! In this hands-on workshop we will be exploring the three main skills you need to make a fully functioning website: databases, programming and HTML. (You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience) Come learn the ways of the force to know how Web Developers create websites you use every day!
Dev & Design with Social Media Marketing WOW
Coding
Application Development, Social Media Marketing and Design Basics
Saving the World with Data
Health Informatics
Learn how Big Data is transforming how healthcare providers better diagnose and treat patients.

Engineering Workshops

The Engineering track includes introductory and advanced level workshops across a huge range of technical areas, from mechanial engineering to coding. These workshops focus on making machines, code, systems, and knowledge work for you to alter your world. From designing sneakers to coding robotic movement, engineers get it done.

Air Quality Sensors: Citizen Science
Engineering
Get creative and build your very own air quality sensor out of building blocks and simple electronic parts as you learn how to get involved in air quality science in the area!
Bodies vs Machines
Engineering
Assistive technologies developed in the Ergonomics and Safety Lab at the University of Utah enable children and adults with various movement and sensory limitations to do extraordinary things. You will learn about how some machines function like our bodies and can be modeled as complex mechanical systems. Interactions with balance boards, electromyography, and force dynamometers will open your eyes to exciting possibilities as you test various project prototypes of previous and on-going research in adaptive technology and assistive design.
Engineering Life as a College Student
College Prep
A Day in the Life: Studying Engineering as a Female College Student. Curious about what life is really like in college, when you’re a woman studying engineering? Bring your questions to our all-female engineering student panel. Have a chance to interact with current engineering students in a mixed-mode format of a panel, with small-group interactions. Learn about what classes to take, advice, tips to navigate high school, and the transition to college life from University of Utah College of Engineering Ambassadors.
Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend
MaterialsTech
Come learn how engineering unlocked the power to make diamonds and see how we use their amazing properties to meet today’s challenges.
Machine Learning: Robot Vision
Robotics
Discover tech’s hottest new career: Machine Learning. In this workshop you will get a quick introduction and then program a robot to dynamically seek and identify target objects.
Adobe XD Level 1 (Beginner): Design an App
DesignTech
Learn how to design the interface for a mobile app. We’ll cover important skills like designing layouts, creating content and styling a user interface. Share your app design when you’re done! No previous experience required. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all wireframing, visual design, prototyping, previewing and sharing. In this tutorial, we will show you the basics to design and prototype using the new Adobe XD.  What you’ll learn: Crafting a design with Adobe XD, Re-using assets from Photoshop and Illustrator, Creating an interactive prototype from your design, Previewing your experience on mobile devices, Sharing the prototype with others to get feedback, and Handing off your designs to developers.
Adobe XD Level 2 (Advanced): Build a Prototype
DesignTech
Bring your design to life! Learn how to create animations and build out interactions like keyboard and voice commands. Build out a full design system, and learn how to co-edit with friends. This content is advanced and is best suited for students who have taken Adobe XD: Level 1 in past years. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all wireframing, visual design, prototyping,
previewing and sharing.
Careers in Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Our workshop focuses on a hands-on approach to introduce students to manufacturing equipment operation and process design used in the production of new products.

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