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Live & Local
- January thru May - Yes We Tech! is a series of creative and inspiring tech workshops for girls in middle school across the region. The workshops are led by local high school, college and professional women in tech in collaboration with Tech-Girls. We will be starting with a new cohort of learners in January, so please indicate your interest by completing this form.
- January 10 - The Mindset of Expert Entrepreneurs: Community and Commitments hosted by Charlottesville Women in Tech. RSVP requested. Under 18 must attend with an adult.
- January 27 & 28 - Join the 3rd annual SPARK! Hackathon on January 27 & 28! This two-day event of learning and making is open to high school students throughout the region. The experience offers participants a unique opportunity to get connected to industry experts and other students who are passionate about changing the world through technology. No previous experience required. Apply now.
- January 28 - SPARK! Hackathon Demo Party is open to all. Come check out what high schoolers from around the region have created during the hackathon! RSVP requested.
- January 31 (deadline) - CBIC Tech Tour Scholarship Application. All Juniors and Seniors who participate in tour are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Every year CBIC awards two $2500 scholarships. Apply now.
- February 10 - Kid*Vention Family Science Festival from 10am to 3pm at the Key Recreation Center. Exhibitors from around the area will be on deck to provide kids ages 3-10 hands-on STEM activities. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.
- March 8 (deadline) - the Society of Women Engineers at UVA invite you to apply to attend the Middle School Exploration held on March 18 from 11am to 4pm. The program is designed to give middle school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demonstrations, a design activity, a speaker, lab tours, and lunch with current engineering students. Apply now.
- March 16 (deadline) - Village School’s 7th Annual Girls Excelling in Math (GEM) Tournament. On April 21, teams of middle school girls will spend the day solving math problems and doing hands-on engineering challenges. Teams must register through their school. More info.
- 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
- January 10 (season launch) - Technovation Challenge. Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. Teams can range in size from 1-5 girls with 10-14 year olds in the junior division and 15-18 in the senior division.
- January 31 (deadline) - Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest. Interview a woman currently working in a mathematical career and write an essay about it.
- February 1 (deadline) - EngineerGirl Writing Contest. Imagine how engineering can help your community. Write a plea to convince others to improve your community’s infrastructure. Win up to $500.
- March 1 (deadline) - ProjectCSGirls Competition is the nation’s oldest and largest computer science competition of middle school girls. Teams of 1-3 girls build a project that solve an issue in one of four themes: global health, safer world, intelligent technology and bridging inequalities.
- 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 - 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.
This monthly newsletter highlights opportunities for girls to connect with STEM programs that are local as well as online.
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 @ 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.