imagine, discover, create
Live & Local
- September 22 - Sunday STEM Storytime with Fitz Between the Shelves at Shenanigans, 1-2pm. More info..
- September 26 - Northside Minecraft Club from 4:30-5:30pm for ages 7-18. Registration required.
- October 8 - CBIC Tech Tour. Get behind-the-scenes tour of local tech companies to see what makes them tick. Open to middle and high school students from participating schools. Check to see if your school is on board the tour & sign up quickly. Spots are limited for this popular regional event! More info.
- October 12 - Girls' Geek Day at Crozet Elementary from 9:00am to noon. Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girl’s 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. The event is free, but registration is required.
- October 15 - 3D Printing and Design 101. Northside Library from 6:30-8:00pm. More info.
- October 27 - SWE @ UVA Middle School Visitation is a program designed to give middle school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demonstrations, lab tours, speakers and lunch with current engineering students. Registration is on first-come first-serve basis due to limited space.
- 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
- September 28 - AWS Girls' Tech Day hosted at George Mason University is open to girls from 3rd grade through 12th grade. Join other Tech-Girls from around Virginia and ignite your imagination! More info.
- November 1 (deadline) - 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.
- November 5 (deadline) - NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing applications will open soon 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.
- 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.
- 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.