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Convention Fever!

It’s time for the Girl Scouts of the USA triennial national convention, and again this year, as in Houston in 2011, Techbridge will have a booth in the Hall of Experiences. The 2014 convention is in Salt Lake City, and the Exhibit Hall opens Thursday October 16th and runs through Saturday October 18th. Techbridge will be in Booth 704 with our Girls Go Techbridge programs-in-a-box on display....

Words Matter in The Middle

Did you watch ABC’s #TheMiddle this week? It’s my favorite comedy on TV, with smart, poignant writing about family life in Middle America. Season six, episode three aired on prime time Wednesday, October 8, and a minor plot line mentioned engineering. In my role at Techbridge, I’m training Girl Scout volunteers to facilitate hands-on engineering activities in their troops, to spark girls’ interest in science and engineering careers in their futures, so naturally my ears perked up....

New Programs in Greater Seattle!

In the Highline Public School District, September is an exciting time of the year. Not only is it the beginning of a new school year but marks a new district partnership between Techbridge and seven Highline schools: Madrona Elementary School, McMicken Heights Elementary School, Beverly Park Elementary School, Hazel Valley Elementary School, Mount View Elementary School, Sylvester Middle School and Chinook Middle School. This month has also been full of...

Summer Academy 2014: A Place for Tinkerbelles and Tech Ninjas

Techbridge Summer Academy 2014 is well underway. Last week we were in Oakland at Unity High School. So far the camp has been a huge success. The girls have really embraced their inner tinkerbelles and tech ninjas. It just so happened that the first ever National Day of Making (June 18) coincided with our first week of Summer Academy and it could not have aligned better with our activities and field trip. The girls have been working hard making and hacking...

SNEAK PREVIEW: Summer Academy 2014

Mark your calendars! Tell your friends! We’ve reached one of Techbridge’s favorite times of year: Summer Academy season! Over the next two weeks, 62 Techbridge middle school girls in Oakland and San Jose will explore the exciting world of hacking and making during our annual Summer Academy. The girls will test out brand-new, high-tech computer science.....