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Live & Local
- September 23 - She Started It Screening & Panel Discussion. She Started It is a groundbreaking documentary that profiles women entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of taking an idea and turning it into a business it in the tech world. Free tickets are available for the screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Nora Poggi. Reserve your spot.
- October 10 - CBIC Tech Tour. Get behind-the-scenes tour of local tech companies to see what makes them tick. Open to middle and high school students from participating schools. Check to see if your school is on board the tour & sign up quickly. Spots are limited for this popular regional event!
- October 21 (deadline) - Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia High School Visitation Program is scheduled November 18. This program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career. Apply now.
- November 4 - Virtual Reality Health Hack-a-Thon presented by Health Unbound. Come out to compete in a patient-centered design competition for a cash prize. This is a great opportunity for high school students to learn basic VR programming skills and connect with local mentors! Registration required.
- 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
- October 7 - Virginia Girls Summit. The Virginia Girls’ Summit is a yearly event created by teenage ambassadors for other teenage girls. The event is a combination of exciting workshops, guest speakers and fun activities to drive and build the leader inside each young woman.
- November 1 (deadline) - Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is a congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local app challenges hosted by the Members of Congress.
- November 6 (deadline) - NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing applications are open. This award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. It's also a great way to get connected to mentors, internships & scholarships!
- 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.