Volunteer Spotlight: Dhivya Arasappan

December 14, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Ever wonder what happens to the girls who attend TechGirlz workshops after the program is over? In many cases, they keep coming back for more, and in some instances, end up joining our team of volunteers. Dhivya Arasappan is a good example of the TechGirlz effect in action. Together with a friend, she attended her first TechGirlz workshop in eighth grade. The second TechGirlz workshop she attended was held at UPenn and gave her the opportunity to analyze the DNA of food. Dhivya was so inspired by what she learned in the food DNA…

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New TechGirlz Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents

December 10, 2018

On December 3, 2018 GlobeNewswire published a press release sharing stats from a recent survey of 1,000 middle-school girls and their parents, from around the country. The survey conducted by TechGirlz and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business found that a lack of tech knowledge by parents’ won’t deter girls from being excited about STEM. Also, be sure to check out the Technical.ly Philly article further recapping the findings here. New study from TechGirlz and Drexel University first to explore relationship between parents, their children and technology instruction PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- As part Computer Science Education Week…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Timothy Harris

December 6, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch Timothy Harris is fascinated by a number of areas of technology, from machine learning to embedded control systems. “Technology is moving really fast, and it’s tough to keep up,” Timothy says. Timothy’s passion for tech was nurtured by supportive, hard-working parents and encouraging teachers along the way. “[They] inspired me to explore and not be afraid to try new things,” he explains. Today,Timothy gets to explore technology for a living. He’s an Automation Application Engineer, which involves working with sales engineers to present, test, and implement automation and control systems for customers. Customers include…

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Extend the Hour of Code With TechGirlz!

November 30, 2018

Written by Volunteer Writer Amy Freeman Women have been involved in tech since the very beginning. In fact, the annual Computer Science Week takes place from December 3 to 9, in honor of the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneering figure in programming languages and computer science. As part of Computer Science Week, people of all ages and from all around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction to coding and computer science, meant to show that anyone can learn the basics of computing and coding. More than half of participants in Hour of…

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Holiday Tech Gift Ideas for Girls for 2018

November 26, 2018

Just in time for Cyber Monday! Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder/CEO of TechGirlz and a contributor for Medium, shares gift ideas for the Tech Girl in your life. The article gives details on 10 fun tech toys, a list of interesting books related to tech, and stores to shop at to find other reasonably priced items. The full article was originally published November 20, 2019 on Medium. For years, we have informally fielded questions about the best STEM toys for girls ahead of the holiday shopping rush. Last year, we held our first ever Twitter chat on the subject of which STEM…

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