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02/13/2019 Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit TechShop Recap

April 18, 2019

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Sometimes, technology can be straight-up fun! That's what the girls who attended the "Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit" TechShop in North Carolina learned. Emily Hardin, a product manager with a startup SaaS company, was a TA during the TechShop. The focus of the workshop was on micro:bits, tiny computers that are powered by an ARM microcontroller. The computers have LED outputs on a printed circuit board. The TechShop introduced the girls to the micro:bit and showed them how to program the computer. It was Emily's first time assisting for the TechShop topic and…

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Charlotte Hornets’ 2nd Annual Tech/STEM Day Recap

April 12, 2019

Technology + sports can be a winning combination. Just ask TechGirlz volunteer Vinessia Hankins, who participated in the Charlotte Hornets’ 2nd Annual Tech/STEM Day. Tech/STEM Day, which took place on February 1, 2019, offered exciting opportunities for North Carolina and South Carolina STEM students. The event featured a tech fair, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hornets Broadcast Studio, and a speaker series by Hornets tech executives on how technology plays a role in the sports industry. Vinessia Hankins represented TechGirlz at the event and offered a demonstration of “What’s Inside a Computer.” She set up a laptop and desktop tower…

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TechGirlz Featured on the Fun with Maryland STEM Festival Podcast

April 9, 2019

The Fun with Maryland STEM Festival podcast holds short interviews with organizations and individuals that make the Maryland STEM Festival such a success. Amy Cliett, Director, TechGirlz, had the pleasure of sitting in on the podcast for a quick interview regarding our free open source curriculum, TechShopz in a Box. Thanks for having us on your podcast. TechGirlz looks forward to being represented at the next festival! The podcast was originally published March 22, 2019 on Maryland STEM Festival website. Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month. Amy Cliett, National Director, discusses Techgirlz efforts to bring technology education to middle…

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TechGirlz Sets World Record for Girls in Coding

April 5, 2019

Michelle Lange, a writer and designer living in Chicago, contributes to the Inspiring Success - Creating IT Futures blog. This article recaps the world record setting event, Code Breakers, TechGirlz held on March 30th, 2019. Two world records were set in one day, with 342 girls participating in TechGirlz workshops at 18 different locations! The full article was originally published April 04, 2019 on the Creating IT Futures blog. Check out the Code Breakers Recap page for more exciting information from the event. Last Saturday (March 30th) was a record-setting day for TechGirlz, when hundreds of girls met up in…

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A daylong Chester County pitch to hook girls on STEM

April 2, 2019

Diane Mastrull, a writer for the Inquirer, covered the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) event in Pennsylvania. TechGirlz is annually involved in the program which focuses on showcasing experiential activities led by successful women in STEM fields and providing information on STEM related events middle school girls could partake in. The full article was originally published March 23, 2019 on The Inquirer online at Philly.com. This year’s free forum for girls in grades five through 10 included 85 activities in STEM fields, such as robotics, coding, video gaming, and forensic sciences, and a discussion involving more than 50 female senior…

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