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Live & Local
- March 21 (deadline) - Tom Tom Youth Summit 2018 Student Project Applications are open now. This opportunity is for students interested in participating in the Business Pitch Challenge, Social Innovation Challenge, and/or Makerville Project Expo at the Tom Tom Youth Summit on Wednesday April 11th. Apply now.
- March 22 - Smart Women Got It Done: Code Girls at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book. Learn about the hidden history of the thousands of American women recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy to serve as codebreakers from author Liza Mundy and WWII crytographer Dorthy Braden Bruce. The panel discussion, free and open to the public, starts at 6:00pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
- April 4 (deadline) - Charlottesville Open Data Challenge. On its journey to become a “Smart City,” Charlottesville is looking to accelerate its evolution through the first City Open Data Challenge (the “Challenge”). The challenge is open to teams with members who are 16 years and older.
- April 11 - Tom Tom Youth Summit activates and engages high school students to think entrepreneurially. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders from across Virginia assemble for this high-energy, student-planned, student-led experiential program.
- April 15 - Ladies in the Lab at UVA is an interactive showcase for middle and high school girls hosted by STEM companies and STEM centered UVA clubs. Registration is required.
- April 22 - March for Science at the Sprint Pavilion from 11:30am - 3:00pm will be engaging for audience with interactive science booths and scientists speaking about their work and how it relates to you.
- April 27 - Art + Science Exhibition will feature images produced by the student researchers at UVA that can be interpreted as art as well as fine art from the community inspired by the themes and practices of science.
- Ongoing - Tinkering with Tech at Central Library from 4:30-5:30pm, second Wednesdays. More info.
- Ongoing - Dare to Design STEAM at Central Library from 2:30-3:30pm, second and fourth Wednesdays. Registration required.
- Ongoing - Tween Scene: STEAM at Louisa County Library from 4:00-5:00pm, second Tuesdays. More info.
- Ongoing - Northside Makerspace at Northside Library Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays at 3:00-5:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11+ and patrons must be accompanied by adult 16 or order.
- Ongoing - Northside Minecraft Club at North Library third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-5:30. Registration is required.
Virtual & Global
- April 7 & 8 - USA Science & Engineering Festival hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Check out the most exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.