imagine, discover, create
Live & Local
- October 15 (deadline) - SWE @ UVA High School Visitation on November 20. Spend the day taking part in lab tours, majors fair, design activities, and a professional panel. These events give the students a look at the different engineering fields as well as the engineering design process, and can help the students decide if they would like to pursue STEM in the future. More info.
- October 16 - DIGITAL (Dukes Inspiring Girls In Technology Across Limits) event helps 9-12 grade girls step into the life of a computer scientist through workshops and networking.
- November 6 & 7 - Girls Hoo Hack is a virtual 48-hour hackathon hosted by Girls Who Code at UVA that aims to foster a community of diverse thought and skill. Coders of all levels of experience have the opportunity to work together with teams and mentors, attend educational workshops, and code action-oriented projects that reflect innovation, diverse perspectives, and empowerment. It is also open to high school students. More info.
- Tech-Girls - Create a New Story! What's it like to work in tech? Find out from folks working in tech right here in Charlottesville. Tech-Girls is excited to launch Create a New Story in collaboration with Charlottesville Women in Tech, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and SPARK! CS powered by STAB to help you create your story in tech!
- C4K - combines mentoring and technology to prepare youth for brighter futures. Participation is free and open to all students in 6th-12th grades who are eligible for free or reduced lunches at school.
- KidsCollege@PVCC After-School Academies offers online programming Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday and in-person Saturday mornings for 3rd-12th Graders. More info.
- STEAM Discovery Academy - find after school programming and summer programming (for a fee).
Virtual & Global
- October 11 - International Day of the Girl, focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. More info.
- October 13 - Ada Lovelace Day launched in 2009 to celebrate women in STEM and encourage girls and women to pursue STEM careers. More info.
- October 30 - Hacking for Life Below Water. Join Random Hacks of Kindness Junior to design and create apps that address the impact of plastic waste has on Life Below Water. Experience first hand how you can use technology to create positive change. Registration info (4-8th grade).
- November 1 (deadline) - Congressional App Challenge is open to middle and high school students as individuals or up to a team of four. More info.
- 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.
- November 13 - Hacking for Mobility with Go Baby Go. Join Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and CCSU Professor Michele Dischino to create apps that address the mobility issues for young children with mobility disabilities. Experience first hand how you can use technology to create positive change. Registration info (4-8th grade).
- December 11 - Hacking for Pediatric Cancer. Join Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and Mairead Finn, whose youngest daughter, Vivienne, died from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) (a rare tumor of the brainstem ) to create apps that address pediatric cancer. Experience first hand how you can use technology to create positive change. Registration info (4-8th grade).
- Black Girls Code - find workshops, coding clubs, and hackathons happening around the country.
- Girls Who Code - find clubs, summer immersion and code at home activities.
- The Connectory - find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
- TechGirlz Virtual Workshops - find free CS workshops for girls in middle school.
Tech-Girls was founded in 2012 by Kim Wilkens (aka Miss-Bit). Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. We help girls imagine possibilities, discover their potential and create the solutions of the future! In 2015, Tech-Girls joined forces with Charlottesville Women in Tech, a 501c3 non-profit.