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Live & Local
- December 2 Girls' Geek Day at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is 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.
- December 15 (deadline) - Applications are now open for the 3rd annual SPARK! Hackathon on January 27 & 28, 2018! 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 6 - Girls' Geek Day at Greer Elementary School is 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.
- 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.
- Ongoing - Playing Aces Chess is a group of teachers, parents, and interested community leaders who recognize the importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills in every student using chess. They hold chess events throughout the region.
Virtual & Global
- 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. Learn more.
- Ongoing - Mozilla Clubs, join others in your community to learn how to read, write and participate on the web. Find a club near you or start one yourself!
- 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.