The Bluegrass Central branch of the American Association of University Women will host one of 10 national Tech Savvy programs, the association’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for young women.

The hands-on workshop for middle school girls in grades 6-9 and their parents will be held at Kentucky State University on May 17.

The Bluegrass Central branch includes women who live in Franklin, Fayette, Woodford, Madison, Jessamine and Boyle counties, but girls who live elsewhere in Kentucky are welcome to attend the day-long program in Frankfort.

The program is designed for middle school girls to experience opportunities and career prospects in STEM areas through hands-on sessions led by women presently working in STEM fields. The program also includes a track for parents, family members and teachers.

More information and registration is available at  Those interested in serving as volunteers for the event should contact Ramona Griffin.