imagine, discover, create
Live & Local
- June 4 - Yes We Tech: Explore App Making. WillowTree is hosting and providing an opportunity for girls to meet with a panel of different roles in the company about how they contribute to the success of each app or web project and what they love about their jobs. Then the girls will participate in a "bug" bash! Yes We Tech meetups are free and open to to girls in middle school. Registration required.
- June 13 - UVA Facilities Management Girls Day. The event aims to inspire and excite girls between the ages of 10 and 16 to consider a career in construction and the building trades, offering fun activities and opportunities to chat with dynamic UVA women about their careers. Lunch and t-shirt provided. Registration required.
- June 15 - WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day at IX Art Park from 10am to 2pm will have lots of hands-on activities including binary bracelets with Tech-Girls. It's free, but registration is requested.
- June 29 - Full STEAM Ahead is a day-long conference in Richmond from CodeVA connecting middle school girls to role models and hands-on workshops. Registration required.
STEAM @ Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
- June 12 - Tech Encounters for Curious Kids at Central Library from 4:00-5:00pm for ages 7-10. Code secret binary messages into a bracelet. Registration recommended.
- June 17 - Planetarium Night at the Library from 4:00-5:00pm with UVA Astronomy Department Dark Skies, Bright Kids for ages 5-8. Registration required.
- June 21 - Northside Minecraft Club from 3:30-4:30pm for grades 3-12. Registration required.
- July 22 - TinkerCAD Workshop at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pm for ages 10-adult. Registration required.
- June - Stop Motion Animation Workshops for grades 3-7 will be happening at various JMRL libraries. Registration required. Check JMRL Calendar of Events for Teens for more info.
- Fourth Fridays - Fizz Boom Read from 3:30-4:30p for ages 4-7. Hear a story and then do a STEAM activity. Registration required.
- Fridays - LEGO Mania at Louisa Library from 2:00-4:00pm. 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.
- 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
- 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.