Workshop held at the ElectroScience Laboratory. Kit is distributed.
3.5 MILLION COMPUTING RELATED U.S. JOB OPENINGS EXPECTED BY 2026*
19% OF THESE JOBS COULD BE FILLED BY U.S. COMPUTING BACHELOR'S DEGREE RECIPIENTS BY 2026*
ONLY 19% OF 2017 COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES BACHELOR'S DEGREE RECIPIENTS WERE WOMEN*
* Department of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections
** Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) at National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2017
CTG’s mission is to engage school age girls in a collaborative and enriching environment that will ignite their passion for STEM careers with the purpose of empowering them to drive continuous positive change in their world. We actively encourage our girls to seek challenging and fulfilling careers that ignore traditional gender bias by connecting them with role models, mentors, and opportunities to develop their interests, skills, and personal networks. CTG’s ultimate goal is academic change, financial security, and representative leadership for the women of Central Ohio.
how we work
- Host two to three-hour sessions with speakers/women leaders/discussion on topics related to STEM.
- Hands on training events/Field Trips, Career Exploration sessions, Speaker Panels, Networking events.
- Co-host STEM related events with local community partners like Hackathons.
- Connect girls to STEM leaders, companies and the community.
ways you can help
- Fund lab spaces to host our sessions.
- Fund equipment.
- Fund program managers and workshop coordinators.
- Seed funding to start the initiative to create a CoolTechGirls in a box program that will enable expansion of CTG program beyond Central Ohio.
- Please have all checks made out to Community Shares and write on the Memo line: Donation for CoolTechGirls.
- Community Shares will be sending thank you and acknowledgment letters to each donor.
- Mail checks to Community Shares, 1699 W Mound St, Columbus, OH 43223.
Program – Learning About Hackathons
Learning About Hackathons is a free computer science workshop for students grades 8-12. The workshop aims to enable students to learn more about Hackathons and how to prepare for them. Activities include introduction to GitHub, learning about different softwares, and interactive programming. (Hosted by Ohio State’s Association of Computing Machinery Women’s Chapter (ACM-W)).
The mission of ACM-W is to engage students in activities that improve the working and learning environments for women in technology. This is accomplished by mentoring, volunteering, teaching others, and encouraging other women to get involved in CS.
- Creating a community of high school girls in computer science to develop their passion in CS
- Establish mentorship and connection between high school and college girls
- Allow girls to learn skills needed to apply concepts learned in CS courses and work on projects in their free time
Date: Feb 29, 2020
Time: 10 am to 12pm
- Intro to GitHub
- Interactive Programming
- Learn about Hackathons
CTG is launching #TECHNOFASHION PROGRAM
Partnering with Dublin City Schools
TECHNOFASHION is a series of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workshops paced over a year-long program culminating in a design challenge. The program aims to educate girls in electronics and programming, strengthen their self-confidence, boost their awareness of team dynamics, help them develop leadership skills, and attract them towards STEM careers in the future. In the first half of the program, TECHNOFASHION participants work in teams to self-explore sewable electronics and learn how to program them. In the second half, a Design Challenge is assigned, and teams work in their own creative ways to design and build TECHNOFASHION prototypes that will compete at a year-end Competition. Two technical workshops will provide participants with hands-on kits and homework assignments, while a leadership workshop will help participants strengthen their self-confidence and develop leadership skills. Mentors will be available throughout the TECHNOFASHION experience to guide girls as needed.
Participants work on assigned homework projects (teams created).
Workshop held at the ElectroScience Laboratory. Kit on programming sewable electronics is distributed to the girls.
Participants work on assigned homework projects (in teams).
A Design Challenge related to TECHNOFASHION is announced (participants work in teams).
Workshop at the ElectroScience Laboratory.
Workshop on “Leadership Development”. Location: Verizon Building, 5000 Britton Pkwy, Hilliard Guest Speaker: 9:30AM – 11:15AM (Tonya Stalnaker-Tiggett) Approximate start time for panel: 11:30AM
Design Challenge Competition.
CoolTechGirls (CTG) is a nonprofit organization (in partnership with the City of Dublin) with a vision to create a supportive and collaborative environment to school age girls to ignite their passion in science and technology.
TEDx Innovation Drive - July 7th, 2018
We are honored that Purba Majumder, our Founder, was chosen to be a speaker at the first-ever TEDx event – TEDx Innovation Drive in Dublin. The theme was “Challenge the Status Quo” and the event goal was to bring the community together to discuss and connect to deeper TED-like ideas through live speakers and TED Talks videos.