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DC Year in Review, Part I: Tara, don’t you want to change the world?

Tara wanted to give up. The circuit she was building wasn’t working. It didn’t light up the LED light at the end of the copper tape. Her partner, listening silently for a while to the Techbridge Program Coordinator trying to keep Tara motivated, suddenly looked up and said....

Eight Tips from Techbridge on Facilitating High-Quality Making Programs

Happy National Week of Making! At Techbridge, Making is a big part of the afterschool and summer STEM programming we deliver to girls in underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle, and Washington, DC. We just finished our Bay area Summer Academy, a weeklong Making experience where middle-school girls designed and built robot animals, made their own spin art machines, and....

Techbridge Welcomes New CEO!

Teen Girls from Oakland Take Maker Faire Bay Area by Storm

The San Mateo Event Center is abuzz with preparations for “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” and a group of teen girls from Oakland are proud to be among exhibitors like Intel and Barnes & Noble hustling to get their booth ready. Gates open wide on Friday, May 20th for Maker Faire Bay Area, and Oakland high school girls who have learned engineering and coding in Techbridge’s after-school programs will be among the Makers showing....

Virtual Reality, Laser Cutter, and Pizza: Techbridge Girls at Bassetti Architects

This spring, twenty-five Techbridge girls from Madrona Elementary School visited Bassetti Architects, a Seattle design and architecture firm founded in 1947. The company has a long-standing relationship with Highline Public Schools, having designed Raisbeck Aviation High School only a few years ago, a project led by Principal Emeritus Marilyn Brockman. After being introduced to several female designers....