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Empowering Girls to Become Future STEM Stars

National Science Foundation (NSF) research indicates women are 1.5 times more likely than men to leave the STEM pipeline after calculus. In fact, women’s interest and participation in STEM starts to decline as early as the fourth grade. To help inspire today’s female students to discover their passion for a STEM career, multinational energy corporation Chevron and Techbridge Girls....

Role Model Profile: Denise Cook

DC Year in Review, Part III: This is What School Partnership Success Looks Like

If you’ve worked in and around schools in DC, you have heard a common refrain, “Principals aren’t invested in community programs. It is hard to get their attention.” Not true! At each school Techbridge school partner site, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Principals....

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....

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....