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Live & Local
- Feb 24 - Geeky Girls Forensics Lab hosted at Tandem Friends School for girls 3rd-5th grade. Learn about forensic science through a hands on lab and have science fun with friends! Registration is free.
- March 16 (save the date) - Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girls' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new skills and helping them connect to other STEM programs in the community. Registration available February 16.
- March 23 (save the date) - madiSTEM: Making a Difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a one-day STEM conference at James Madison University designed for girls in grades 6-8.
- April 5-6 (save the date) - CAPWIC is the ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing and provides a low-cost, regionally tailored, small conference for women in computing. The participants include female students, faculty, and professionals, as well as male supporters of women in computing.
- Blue Ridge Boost - enrichment and tutoring in math and computer science.
- C4K - combines mentoring and technology to prepare youth for brighter futures. Participation is free and open to all students in grades 6th-12th 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 students in grades 3rd-12th.
- Starr Hill Pathways - a program designed to offer Charlottesville area youth, career and college exploration and support them as rising 7th graders through high school.
- STEAM Discovery Academy - ind lots of STEAM-related after-school and summer programming for students in grades K-8th.
- Albemarle SWENext - Albemarle High School's Society of Women Engineers is a community of women who are passionate about engineering and STEM as a whole, and spreading the idea that engineering is for everyone.
- BACON (Best All-around Club of Nerds) - the internationally acclaimed science club at Charlottesville High School. Students work in self-directed teams in areas such as environmental impact, aerospace engineering, robotics, and more.
Virtual & Global
- February 28 (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.
- April 11-13 - National STEM Festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative student solutions to urgent global challenges and will be held in Washington D.C. Registration is free.
- CodeVA offers a variety of online and in-person (Richmond, VA) workshops for students in grades K-8th.
- Connected Girls - a free, curated directory of girl-serving STEAM opportunities.
- Girls Who Code - find clubs, summer immersion and code at home activities.
- Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. - find one-day hackathons where children in grades 4th–8th are matched with computer science mentors to work together to solve a charity's real-world need.
- 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.
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