TechGirlz Alum Named a Winner of CompTIA’s New Women in IT Awards

August 16, 2018

Rich Freeman, ChannelPro's Executive Editor, recapped CompTIA’s has inaugural winners of its AWIT Spotlight Awards. The first part of the article spotlights winner, Sarah Johnson, a recent high school graduate from Philadelphia and TechGirlz alum who received the first CompTIA/ChannelPro Cecilia Galvin Scholarship Award. The full article was originally published August 01, 2018 on ChannelPro Network. Sarah Johnson (pictured left with her mother Audrey Johnson, who home-schooled her) is exactly the kind of person the AWIT leadership team had in mind for the award. A frequent participant in prestigious science and engineering fairs with a trophy case full of medals,…

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Girls Build Robots in TechGirlz Camp at Villanova

August 14, 2018

Ben Lowenthal, a MetroKids intern and student at Temple University, sat in on the TechGirlz Summer Camp Demo Day to check out the group presentations. The last day of camp is where the girls get to share their arduino robot building experiences with their family, friends and industry supporters. The full article was originally published on MetroKids. The seventh TechGirlz Summer Camp came to a close on July 13 as the campers gathered in an auditorium at Villanova University to show their family and friends the robots they had learned how to build in just a week. Twenty-five girls, ages…

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TechGirlz to introduce middle school girls to newsroom production

August 9, 2018

Jason Parker is a freelance reporter for WRAL TechWire. In this article, he shares insight into the upcoming TechShop being hosted by the Capitol Women’s Network at WRAL. Jasson also shares exciting news about how TechGirlz is expanding in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The full article was originally published August 08, 2018 on WRAL TechWire. The Newsroom Story Production Workshop is already full to capacity and runs the afternoon of Thursday, August 9, 2018, at WRAL-TV on Western Boulevard in Raleigh. Participants are rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls from across the Triangle, said Lisa Chappell, an…

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06/06/2018 Tell Your Story With Graphics TechShop Recap

July 31, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Eric Vo graduated from Temple University in 2017 and is a part of our continually growing TechGirlz volunteer community in Philadelphia, PA. On June 6, Eric Vo, a recent graduate of Temple University, taught "Tell Your Story with Graphics" at the South Philadelphia Library. The goal of the workshop was into introduce students to infographics, common marketing techniques, and to help them choose tools to use to create infographics. It was the second time that Eric taught the topic -- the first time was in Fall of 2017, when he worked with one student…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle Passaglia

July 27, 2018

Written by volunteer Alison Perch Danielle Passaglia is a strong advocate for STEM education. Though Danielle was always interested in math, an introduction to AutoCAD (design software) in high school led her on the path of architecture and engineering. Today, Danielle is a mechanical engineer at Arup, where she designs the mechanical systems for buildings around the world. Technology is an integral part of her job, and she loves learning about new software and tools that can streamline her day-to-day work. “I'm constantly designing, engineering, and thinking of innovative solutions on a daily basis,” she says. Danielle notes that it…

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