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June 2016

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 II: From the Field to the Sky: Pushing the Limits of STEM Education

At Techbridge, we know that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom. That’s why we schedule at least two field trips at each of our school sites throughout the year. Introducing girls to science, technology and engineering careers, and a variety of jobs, these field trips include Role Models from the host organization, both men and women, who welcome the girls to their workplace and provide a hands-on activity to reflect the work conducted there....

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!