Girls' Geek Day

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February 4, 2023

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. The event is free, but registration is required.

December 10 Recap

We were so excited to bring Girls' Geek Day back on December 10th with Center 1 as our host! Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school aged girls interest in STEM. We had so many amazing volunteers who did just that including a group from GA-CCRi who developed and led a great hands-on activity - Using LEGO to understand APIs. In addition to these professional role models, we had so many high school students volunteer their time and lead amazing sessions on coding, robotics, and animation! The future is indeed looking bright and we are so fortunate to be part of a community that recognizes the importance of addressing the gender gap in STEM and supports our K-12 outreach efforts in so many ways!

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What are Girls' Geek Days?

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.


Girls' Geek Day started in 2013 as one event at Crozet Elementary with 30 girls. In 2019/20, seven Girls' Geek Days were planned and five were hosted before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down and restricted access to our hosts, local elementary schools. In May 2020 we took Girls' Geek Day virtual hosting events online and providing an online Activity Choice Board with material lists and video tutorials for anyway to use at any time.

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, continued to expand the program with the support and effort of many volunteers who generously offer their time and talents to get girls fun & early exposure to STEM fields.