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Live & Local
- October 16 - Women in STEM Speaker Series at PVCC. Jennifer Chiu, Associate Professor at UVA, will share her career journey and research in STEM education. 4:00pm in Main Building Auditorium (M229)
- October 22 - Maker Mondays at Northside Library from 6:00-8:00pm.
- 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.
- October 25 - Northside Minecraft Club from 4:30-5:30pm for ages 7-18. Registration required.
- November 17 - GEM Fun Day at Village School for 1st through 4th grade girls who love math from 9 to 11am. Encourage your daughter's interest in math through hands-on encounters with older girls as mentors and role models. More info.
- March 9 - Girls Excelling in Math (GEM) Tournament for school based teams of 4th through 8th grade girls from 8:00am to noon. More info.
- 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.
- Ongoing - "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
- October 23 (deadline) - Google Code-in 2018 gives students ages 13 to 17 an opportunity learn what it's like to work on an open source project. More info.
- October 29-December 2 - Grok Code Quest is a friendly five-week competition where thousands of school students come together to learn to code. Teachers can sign up their students and students competing individually at home are also welcome! More info.
- 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.
- November 21 (deadline) - eCybermission is a web-based STEM competition for students in grades six through nine. Teams compete virtually in state and regional competitions and in person at the national level. More info.
- February 1 (deadline) - EngineerGirl Writing Contest is, for the first time, asking students to submit works of creative fiction. They want stories that inspire EngineerGirl readers to think, "I want to be able to do that." The contest is open to elementary, middle and high school students. 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.
Computers4Kids (Fall) and St. Anne's-Belfield School (Spring).
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.