imagine, discover, create
Live & Local
- November 16 - Team Teen Saturday "Fun with Ozobots" at Nelson Memorial Library from 12:30 to 1:30pm for Grades 6-12. More info.
- November 18 - Squishy Circuits at Greene County Library from 4 to 5pm for ages 8-12. More info.
- November 21 - Northside Minecraft Club at Northside Library from 4:30 to 5:30pm for ages 7-18. More info.
- November 23 - GEM Fun Day for grades 1-4 from 9 to 11am at the Village School. Encourage your daughter's interest in mathematics through hands-on activities and finding a role model in older girls who also love math. The event is free, but registration is required.
- November 26 - Dot and Dash at Nelson Memorial Library from 4 to 5pm for Grades 1-5. More info.
- March 14 - GEM Tournament is a fun, challenging mathematics experience for all Charlottesville girls in grades 4-8 that will spark a love of math that will stay with them throughout their lifetimes. Registration opens in January. 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.
- Second Fridays - Creation Station at Gordon Avenue Library from 3:30-4:30pm. Explore hands-on STEAM projects with UVA Madison House volunteers. More info.
- Fridays - LEGO Mania at Louisa Library from 2:00-4:00pm. More info.
- 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
- November 25 (deadline) - CS in Your Neighborhood is a free contest open to all K-12 students. Design a digital product to share about the impact of CS on you, your family and/or your neighborhood. More info.
- December 18 (deadline) - eCYBERMISSION - create a team, identify a problem, work together to explore the problem, share you findings and win prizes. Open to 6th-9th grade students. More info.
- January 12 (deadline) - ACM/CSTA 2020 Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is a prize designed to recognize talented high school students intending to continue their higher education in the areas of CS or tech. More info.
- 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.
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.
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.
This monthly newsletter highlights opportunities for girls to connect with STEM programs that are local as well as online.