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Live & Local
- December 7-13 - Join the Hour of Code in Charlottesville! We are currently recruiting folks from the local tech community to inspire the next generation in tech with their stories. During the CS Education Week aka the Hour of Code we will share these stories along with video tutorials to do hands-on computer science activities at home courtesy of Summer SPARK! powered by STAB and Tech-Girls!
- Coming soon - We are working on a new online workshop series for middle school girls! The workshops will be led by STEM+CS experts in our community. Look for registration details in January. If you want to get on an early mailing list for the workshop series, please complete the Tech-Girls programming survey below.
- Computers4Kids 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. More info.
- KidsCollege @ PVCC After School Academies. More info.
- STEAM Discovery Academy has both in person and virtual programming. More info.
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Virtual & Global
- November 14-28 - AWS Girls' Tech Day is a free event to inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology. Register now.
- December 7-13 - Computer Science Education Week aka Hour of Code is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. More info and activities.
- December 31 (deadline) - ChickTech's Virtual High School program is a place to explore STEM subjects, get involved with hands-on projects, and meet STEM mentors each month. An interest form is available now.
- January 11 - Technovation Challenge Season Launch. Want to learn how to build a mobile app to solve a real-world problem in your community? Find some friends, create a team and enter the Technovation Challenge. More info.
- January 18(deadline) - ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. The intent of the program is to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment. More info.
- February 1 (deadline) - A Salute to Engineering Writing Contest hosted by Engineer Girl is open to elementary, middle and high school students. More info.
- Girls Who Code at Home Activities - free CS activities released weekly on Mondays.
- The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
- TechGirlz Virtual Workshops are open to girls in 6th-8th grade. All workshops are free and scheduled to run in Eastern Time.
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.