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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

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....

Changing The Game for Girls in STEM

Girls of color are growing up in innovation hotbeds like Silicon Valley and Washington D.C., yet many never consider careers in science, technology, engineering or math ("STEM") due to lack of encouragement and opportunity. Meanwhile....