Tech-Girls Events

imagine, discover, create

Live & Local

  • September 27 - Northside Minecraft Club for ages 7-18, happens Thursdays once a month at Northside Library. More info.
  • October 4 - HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr at 7:00pm Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. In this captivating original theatre production, award-winning actress Heather Massie recreates the life and times of Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen and amateur scientist, whose discoveries are critical for today’s technology. More info & reserve your ticket!
  • October 6 - Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives at Northside Library from 1 to 2pm. Paul Humphreys, UVa Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and Worthy Martin, UVa Associate Professor of Computer Science, address artificial intelligence from the viewpoint of their respective fields. More info.
  • October 7 - HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr at 2:00pm Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. More info & reserve your ticket!
  • October 9 - CBIC Tech Tour. Get behind-the-scenes tour of local tech companies to see what makes them tick. Open to middle and high school students from participating schools. Check to see if your school is on board the tour & sign up quickly. Spots are limited for this popular regional event! More info.
  • October 13 - DIGITAL is an event open to middle and high school girls interested in technology. College students from JMU Women in Tech will lead hands-on activities including robotics, LED art and drone flying. The event is free with breakfast & lunch provided. Registration is required.
  • October 22 (deadline) - SWE @ UVA High School Visitation November 17. This is a comprehensive, hands-on program to give young women an in-depth look at the field of engineering. High school students from the state of Virginia are welcome to apply. More info & apply.
  • Ongoing - Computers4Kids's mission is to empower youth (7-12th grade) from low-income families to be prepared with the 21st-century skills required to attend college and pursue meaningful careers. More info.

Virtual & Global

  • Fall 2018 - FIRST LEGO League season starts August 1 and runs through the fall. This year for the INTO ORBIT Challenge, teams will solve problems related to a physical or social problem faced by humans during long duration space exploration while they also build and code a robot to compete in the robot game.
  • November 5 (deadline) - NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing applications are open for young women in grades 9 through 12. If you have an interest in computing, this is an awesome way to get recognized, get a scholarship and get connected with other women who have a passion for tech. Apply now.
  • Ongoing - Girls Who Code Clubs where girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.
  • Ongoing - Made with Code for classes & workshops geared toward girls.
  • Ongoing - The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.

What We Offer

Girls’ Geek Day

A monthly program hosted at elementary schools throughout the region. The goal of this event is to spark interest in technology and computing by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping them connect to other STEM programs in the community. This is an all-volunteer led effort with role models and mentors from the professional community as well as middle and high school students sharing their time and passion for STEM.


Girls Who Code Club

Tech-Girls in partnership with St. Anne's-Belfield School is proud to launch a Girls Who Code Club, a free program for middle school girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly way! Girls Who Code Clubs focus on building sisterhood, teaching code & making an impact.


Bio-Med Tech-Girls

The program is a collaboration with the UVa Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), St. Anne's-Belfield School and Tech-Girls. This experience provides an opportunity for high school students to get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes peek at biomedical research happening right now at UVA. Special emphasis is placed on sharing projects and meeting researchers, faculty & students that help incorporate technology & engineering into the field. ​


Tech-Girl Monthly Newsletter

This monthly newsletter highlights opportunities for girls to connect with STEM programs that are local as well as online.


Tech-Girls @ Computers4Kids

We offer monthly workshops to middle and high school Computers4Kids members covering topics from robotics & soldering to web and app making.


Tech-Girls Maker Club

Maker Club is open to all women & girls who are interested in learning together how to bring our wearable tech fashion ideas to life through sewing & soldering, programming & electronics and more.

Tech-Girls

Tech-Girls was founded in 2012 by Kim Wilkens (aka TechKim). Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. We help girls imagine possibilities, discover their potential and create the solutions of the future! In 2015, Tech-Girls joined forces with Charlottesville Women in Tech, a 501c3 non-profit.