Tech-Girls Events

imagine, discover, create

Live & Local

  • July 26 - Yes We Tech: Outbreak Simulation. Battelle helps the government solve complex problems related to disease, chemical safety, and preventing/responding to disasters. They will be hosting the July meetup where participants will role play an outbreak situation. Yes We Tech meetups are free and open to to girls in middle school. Registration required.
  • August 9 - Bio-Med Tech-Girls Demo Party from 4:00-5:00pm at the i.Lab a UVA. Come learn more about this program, see the design challenge creations from participants and enjoy refreshments! RSVP now.


STEAM @ Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

  • July 22 - TinkerCAD Workshop at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pm for ages 10-adult. Registration required.
  • Fourth Fridays - Fizz Boom Read from 3:30-4:30p for ages 4-7. Hear a story and then do a STEAM activity. Registration required.
  • Fridays - LEGO Mania at Louisa Library from 2:00-4:00pm. More info.
  • Second Tuesdays - Tween STEAM at Louisa County Library from 4:00-5:00pm. A pop-up MakerSpace for ages 9-15. More info.


Ongoing

  • Charlottesville Discovery Museum fosters intellectual curiosity and offers many STEAM-related activities and events for kids and families. More info.
  • 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.
  • "We Code, Too" is an initiative to create a pipeline of Black and Brown young people to get into the technology industry via coding and programming! More info.

Virtual & Global

  • July 25 - GenHERation Discovery Days 2019 are immersive summer day trips that provide high school and college women with the opportunity to visit innovative companies. More info about Discovery Day in Washington DC.
  • Nov 1 - Congressional App Challenge is open to middle and high school students as individuals or up to a team of four. Check here to see if your district is participating.
  • 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.


Yes We Tech

The program is a series of monthly meetups for girls in middle school. As much as possible, we will to go to company and organization sites to see tech in action, meet female role models and do cool hands-on activities.


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-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-Girl Monthly Newsletter

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

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.