2016 - A Year in review
Tech-Girls offers programming across the K-12 spectrum. Once a month, Girls’ Geek Days spark elementary school-aged girls’ interest in STEM. There are a variety of before and after school programs for middle schoolers. For high school age, we have Bio-Med Tech-Girls plus lots of opportunities for them to mentor and be a role model for younger girls. Our focus through all these programs is to spark interest, build confidence, nurture an inclusive community and help girls’ develop their own tech identity. Here are some highlights from 2016!
- Over 425 unique girls participated in 7 Girls’ Geek Day sessions held in elementary schools all around Albemarle county with over 65 girls at each event!
- 13 young women from 8 schools around the region participated in the 5-day Bio-Med Tech-Girls program.
- Many organizations collaborate with Tech-Girls including AHS Robotics, Baker Butler Elementary School, Cale Elementary School, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire, Computers4Kids, Crozet Elementary School, Global Education Conference, i.Lab at UVA, Hollymead Elementary School , Junior League of Charlottesville, Piedmont Student Launch Team, MHS Robotics, Monticello HMSA, Mozilla, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, TinkerSmiths, TomTom Founders Festival, UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering & WAHS Robotics!
- Many thanks to our Charlottesville Women in Tech sponsors: WillowTree, Scitent, TEKSystems, GE , Silverchair, Center for Open Science, & OpenSource Connections!
- Women + Web = <STRONG> (November 2016, Mozilla Women & Web Literacy Programs)
- Students get hands-on experience and career inspiration at Bio-Med Tech-Girls (August 2016, Charlottesville Tomorrow)
- Community Spotlight: Kim Wilkens (March 2016, Mozilla Learning)
- School Hosts Event to Encourage Young Girls' Interest in 'STEM' Subjects (February 2016, NBC29)
- Tech-Girls Founder Kim Wilkens Is Paving The Way For Girls In Computer Science (February 2016, Women You Should Know)
- Tech-Girls (January 2016, PBS Charlottesville Inside-Out)