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Techbridge Girls’ Essential Elements, 2018
Guiding Principles for High-Quality, Equitable STEM Programs for Girls

Our new Essential Elements are based on our 18 years of experience, internal research and evaluation, and research from the field.

Download an abbreviated one-page version of the Essential Elements here.

Download a copy of the complete Essential Elements, with additional information about research underpinnings, here.


Techbridge Girls White Paper, April 2016
Changing The Game for Girls in STEM
Findings on High-Impact Programs and System-Building Strategies

A white paper on best practices from leaders in the field
by Kara Sammet and Linda Kekelis
In partnership with Chevron

Download a copy here.

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Ryoo, J., Bulalacao, N., Kekelis, L., McLeod, E. & Henriquez, B. (2015). Tinkering with “Failure”: Equity, Learning, and the Iterative Design Process. FabLearn 2015 Conference at Stanford University, September 2015.

Rosenberg, H., Wilkes, S., & Harris, E. (2014). Bringing Families into Out-of-School Time LearningThe Journal of Expanded Learning, Spring 2014.

Kekelis, L. & Joyce, J. (2014). How Role Models Can Make the Difference for GirlsSWE Conference 2014, October 2014.

Kekelis, L., Larkin M. & Gomes, L. (2014). More Than Just Hot AirTechnology and Engineering Teacher, February 2014.

Kasad, R., Agrawal, N. & Kekelis, L. (2014). Deepening Professional Development for STEMAfter School Today, Winter 2014.

Mosatche, H. S., Matloff-Nieves, S., Kekelis, L., & Lawner, E.K. (2013). Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Two Approaches and Many Lessons Learned. Afterschool Matters.

Techbridge. (2013). Creating Connections with Role Models: The Power of Collaboration.

Techbridge. (2013). Engage, Connect, Inspire: SWE Role Models Change the World.

Techbridge. (2013). Science: It's A Family Affair.  Spanish and Chinese versions.

Techbridge. (2013). Working Together: Role Models and Girl Scouts

Techbridge. (2010). Science: It's a Family Affair, A Guide for Parents.

Kekelis, L. & Baggs, J. (2010). Girls, Cupcakes, and Geology: Outreach that Inspires. Gaea Newsletter, Association for Women Geosciences, 33, 4.

Kekelis, L. & Wei, J. (2010). Role Models Matter: Promoting Career Exploration in After-school Programs Or If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing RightITEST White Paper.

Kekelis, L. & Gomes L. (2009, August).  Bridging the Engineering Workforce Gap Through Community Outreach. American Water Works Association Journal, 101:8. 

Kekelis, L. & Gomes L. (2009, July). Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Carollo Engineers. Wastewater Professional, Vol. 45, No. 3.

Techbridge. (2008). Role Model Toolkit

Techbridge. (2006). Explore It After School! Technology and Science Program for Students with Visual Impairments

Techbridge. (2006). Get Involved. Make a Difference. A Guide for Classroom Visits and Field Trips for K-12 Students

Kekelis, L., Countryman J., Heber, E. & Ancheta, R.W.  (2006, Winter). Role Models Make a World of DifferenceSociety of Women Engineers Magazine.

Kekelis L., Heber E. & Countryman, J.   (2005, May/June). A Bridge to Technology: Designing a Program That Attracts Girl. Association of Science and Technology Centers.

Kekelis L., Ancheta R.W., Heber E. & Countryman, J.  (2005).  Bridging Differences: How Social Relationships and Racial Diversity Matter in a Girls' Technology Program. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3.

Kekelis L., Ancheta R.W., & Heber E. (2005). Hurdles in the Pipeline: Girls and Technology Careers. Frontiers, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Kekelis L., Ancheta R.W., & Countryman, J. (2005, Summer). Role Models Make a Difference: A Recipe for Success. Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 3.

Chabot Space and Science Center. (2005). Girls' Guide to Surviving College Applications

Chabot Space and Science Center. (2001). Girls FIRST: A Guide to Starting Science Clubs for Girls.


American Honda Foundation. (2013).  Girls Go Techbridge

Noyce Foundation. (2011).  Science for All: What do our kids say?

PBS Newshour. (2011, Dec. 29). Oakland Program Aims to Pique Girls' Interest in Science, Tech Careers.

Techbridge. (2011). Techbridge Student Testimonial.

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