Girls' Geek Day

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Virtual Girls' Geek Day

On May 9, 2020 we took Girls' Geek Day Virtual! Many thanks to our volunteer facilitators for offering some awesome activities for the girls to try out at home:

  • Lily & Rae with UVA Society of Women Engineers
  • Lisel, Becky & Ellie with STEAM Discovery Academy
  • Ms. Fitz, K-8 librarian at St. Anne's-Belfield School
  • Ms. Campbell, teacher at Greer Elementary
  • Ms. Graff, teacher at Cale Elementary
  • Viv, senior at St. Anne's-Belfield School
  • Anna, freshman at Charlottesville High School

The activities with materials list and video tutorials are now available online for anyone - click on the button below to check them out!

What are Girls' Geek Days?

Girls' Geek Day started in 2013 as one event at Crozet Elementary with 30 girls. In 2018/19, nine Girls' Geek Days were hosted by Crozet, Broadus Wood, Meriwether Lewis, Greer, St. Anne's-Belfield School, Stone Robinson and Cale Elementary as well as UVA GradSWE and ESTEAM with over 500 participants representing more than 30 area schools!

Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girl’s 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.

In the News

A very special thanks to all our Girls’ Geek Day volunteers!!! Our dozens of volunteers have led activities with the girls including Hummingbird Robotics, LEGO Mindstorms Robotics, littleBits, Architecture w/Legos, Coding on the Minis (Blockly, CargoBot, LightBot), Minecraft, Made with Code, Coding thru Games, CS Unplugged, Engineering Design Challenges, GoldiBlox, Hour of Code, 3Doodler, Keva Plank Challenges, LOGO, MaKey MaKey, Rollercoasters, Sphero, Sticky Circuits, Thimble, Video Production, Scratch, Leap Motion, Math Challenges, Image Editing & Ozobots.

Girls’ Geek Days are not possible without our volunteers. Please encourage colleagues, parents, MS & HS girls to consider becoming a volunteer. No previous experience is required - you can learn right along with the girls.

More About Us

The first Girls' Geek Day was held in March, 2013 and was the the brainchild of Paula White, retired Gifted Resource Teacher at Albemarle County Schools. She and Kim Wilkens, Tech-Girls founder, coordinate and plan the events with the support and effort of many volunteers who generously offer their time and talents to get girls fun & early exposure to STEM fields.