2017 - A Year in review
Tech-Girls offers programs across the K-12 spectrum. The focus through all the opportunities we offer girls in the community is to spark interest, build confidence, nurture an inclusive community and help girls develop their own tech identity. Here are some highlights from 2017!
- Over 365 girls participated in six Girls’ Geek Day sessions held in elementary schools all around Albemarle county!
- 15 young women from eight schools around the region participated in the 4th annual Bio-Med Tech-Girls program.
- Over 150 girls joined mentors and role models throughout the region, including 30 workshop facilitators, 35 community members and 25 student volunteers at the She Started It ESTEAM Summit!
- The Yes We Tech! workshop series geared toward girls in middle school was kicked off.
- Tech-Girls collaborated and worked with many other organizations including Albemarle High School, AHS SWENext, Battelle Foundation Women's STEM Forum, Broadus Wood Elementary School, Cale Elementary School, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, Computers4Kids, Crozet Elementary School, ESTEAM Summit, Greer Robotics Club, i.Lab at UVA, Junior League of Charlottesville, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, Piedmont Student Rocketry Club, She Started It, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, TomTom Founders Festival, UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering, UVA Ladies in the Lab, UVA MARS, UVA SWE UVA Young Women's Leadership Program and WAHS Robotics Club.
- Many thanks to our sponsors through Charlottesville Women in Tech: Ting, WillowTree, WINS at S&P Global, Coshx Labs, CCRi, Locus Health, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, CFA Institute, TEKsystems, Silverchair and Center for Open Science.
- UVA Mentors Join Community Leaders in Event Supporting Girls in STEM (September 2017, UVA Today)
- Tech groups see Charlottesville as a potential model for closing the gender gap (July 2017, The Daily Progress)
- Digital daughters: Tech-Girls aims to bridge the computer science gender gap (April 2017, Cville Weekly Village Magazine)
- Blooming from Their Stems: Tech-Girls use empathy in learning STEM (April 2017, Charlottesville Family Bloom)