• About Us

    TechGirls Mission

    TechGirls is a non-profit organization focused on overcoming the gender disparity in computing fields through workshops, programs, and exposure to computing careers. Currently, only 12% of engineers are female and 18% of computer science degrees belong to women. Our mission is to encourage females, especially from under-served areas, to explore computing fields by providing meaningful opportunities for girls to create with technology.

  • TechGirls Winter 2019 Program

    at The College of New Jersey

    Technology Immersion Program for Middle School Girls

    Through the program, participants will learn HTML/CSS and JavaScript to develop an interactive website that addresses a UN Sustainable Development Goal of their choosing. From this experience, program participants will be put in the shoes of technology entrepreneurs through a startup simulation, allowing them to see the possible career pathway of creating their own technology company. Program participants will also learn about education and careers in the field by interacting with computing professionals and entrepreneurs and learning about opportunities available for innovation and leadership in computing. As a result of participating in the program, girls will be introduced to computing principles while working to create a product that aims to solve an issue they feel passionate about and which is personally important to them. In doing so, program participants will gain a holistic understanding of computer science and information technology that translates from education to industry. This process will allow for each girl to discover her potential and aspire to continue future endeavors in the field. Through this hands-on experience, they will better understand the relevance of computer science in their own lives and the world.

     

    The program is hosted by the Computer Science Department at The College of New Jersey and funded by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

  • FAQs

    Commonly asked questions for the Winter 2019 Session

    When is the Winter 2019 session?

    The Winter 2019 session dates are as follows: January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

    Where is the program being held?

    The program is held in the STEM Building at The College of New Jersey at 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, NJ 08628. http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/about/campus-info/campus-map/

    Who can participate in the program?

    Middle school girls who are currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are eligible to participate.

    What do program participants need to bring?

    Program participants do not need to bring any materials as we provide everything for the program.

    Is there a program fee?

    The program is completely free of cost for girls to participate.

    Do participants have to have any prior programming knowledge?

    No, prior programming knowledge is not required and we want to encourage girls of all abilities and experiences to participate.

    How do I register?

    Please register using the link provided in the home page. We encourage girls from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply.

    Do you have other programs and events?

    Yes, we have many programs and events throughout the year. If you would like to be notified of upcoming programs, please fill out the contact us form and we will add you to our mailing list.

    My question isn't answered here, what should I do?

    Please fill out the Contact Us form and we will answer your question as soon as possible.

  • Sponsors

    Thanks to the following sponsors for making TechGirls programs possible.

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