Middle School Girls Become Engineers at Seventh TechGirlz Summer Camp

July 2, 2018

By the end of the week, young women will have built and programmed an Arduino robot. July 2, 2018 (Philadelphia) - TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, will host its seventh annual Summer Camp from July 9-13, 2018. For five days, girls ages 12-15 will learn programming, basic electronics, and engineering using an Arduino microcontroller. By the end of the week, they will have built and programmed a robotic vehicle that they will present to family and bring home as mementos or to continue working on. Building on a curriculum of workshops available…

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TechGirlz Honored as Best E-Skills Solution at Information Age’s Women in IT Awards

April 12, 2018

Global diversity awards honor Tracey Welson-Rossman at inaugural US event. April 6, 2018 (Philadelphia) — On March 22, Tracey Welson-Rossman, the founder of TechGirlz and CMO of Chariot Solutions, was honored at Information Age’s first Women in IT Awards USA. TechGirlz, a nonprofit organization inspiring middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, was announced as the “E-Skills Initiative of the Year” during a reception at Gotham Hall in New York. This award highlights initiatives that encourage and help women and girls to improve their digital skills and start or resume a career in the technology sector. TechGirlz was selected…

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TechGirlz Launches “20K by 2020” Campaign to Teach Tech to More Middle School Girls

March 5, 2018

Nonprofit inspiring middle school girls to explore careers in tech reaches 10,000 student milestone, expands goals for 2020, and initiates $1 million capital campaign. Philadelphia, PA – March 5, 2018 — TechGirlz today unveiled a focused campaign to help diversify America’s future technology workforce by reaching 20,000 new middle school girls by 2020 using the nonprofit’s award-winning technology courses. The organization also celebrated having reached 10,000 girls on Saturday, and has set its sights on reaching double that number over the next two years. To support this initiative, TechGirlz also launched a $1 million capital campaign. “We are thrilled to…

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TechGirlz Reaches “10,000 Girlz” Through Hands-On Technology Education

February 26, 2018

International events on March 3 will feature workshops, prizes, and more. February 21, 2018 (Philadelphia) – TechGirlz, a nonprofit organization inspiring middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is approaching a major milestone on March 3: reaching 10,000 girls across the globe through its tech workshops and summer camps. To mark the day, TechGirlz will host a series of free workshops in nine states. Currently scheduled workshops include: Program with Kodu in Denver, CO Tell Your Story with Graphics in Chicago, IL Making a Website Using HTML/CSS in Chicago, IL What’s Inside a Computer? in Downers Grove, IL Make…

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TechGirlz Survey Finds Middle Schools Lack Technology Offerings for Girls

December 4, 2017

Schools must bolster available tech instructions and teachers to help train America’s next generation of technologists. Philadelphia, PA - Nov. 30, 2017 — As part of the run-up to Computer Science Education Week and in anticipation of the Hour of Code activities planned for next week, TechGirlz today shared insights from its annual survey of middle school girls’ insights and experiences with technology. The survey of more than 1,000 girls around the country found that girls increasingly feel encouraged to pursue technology instruction by parents, but that schools often do not provide ideal classroom offerings. “Multiple studies show that we…

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