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

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WHAT IS THE TECHNOFASHION PROGRAM?

TECHNOFASHION is a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops paced over a couple of months culminating in a project. The program aims to educate girls in electronics and programming, strengthen their self-confidence, help them develop presentation skills, and attract them towards STEM careers in the future. This year the program will be split into two parts. In the first half of the program, TECHNOFASHION participants work to self-explore sewable electronics and learn how to design and build a project. In the second half, the girls will learn how to program using Python. At the very end, they will be working on a Design Challenge and build prototypes and compete in a competition. A series of technical workshops will provide participants with hands-on kits and homework assignments, while mentors will be available to guide girls through the step-by-step process of creating their project.

CoolTechGirls is excited to kick off the 2021-2022 TECHNOFASHION program this fall! This program will run parallel to the school year as it will begin in October 2021 and end in April of 2022.

Any creative middle school girl in the Central Ohio region interested in hands-on experiences and in exploring technology are welcome to register. The girls, however, should be available to attend the hour and half long virtual workshops held throughout the school year along with a final project.

The first half of the program will run from October to December. The second half will run from January to early April. Girls are invited to join the entire program from October 2021 to April 2022 and participate in the competition at the end. If they are unable to attend both sessions, they can join the first session from October 2021 to December 2022 OR the second session from January 2022 to April 2022.

An electronic kit will be distributed to the participants as part of the first session

The program will also provide the necessary kits for the second session (programming workshops)

CALLING ALL GIRLS IN CENTRAL OHIO
For further information, please contact:
DeAnna Nay
At info@cooltechgirls.org
Introduction to Electroscience
SESSION 1: OCT 2021 – DEC 2021

October 23, 2021

November 6, 2021

November 20, 2021

December 4, 2021

SESSION 2: JAN 2022 – APRIL 2022
Python Coding Workshop Dates (10am – Noon)
These workshops can be in person if covid situation is under control

January 15, 2022

January 29, 2022

February 12, 2022

February 26, 2022

Additional Workshop

March 5, 2022

Final Challenge Date – TBD in early April

Dates TBD

Please click in the link below to register



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Do You Want to Lead a Virtual Workshop?

CoolTechGirls is interested in hosting a series of virtual zoom workshops between September and November of 2021 or between February and May of 2022. These workshops would be hosted on the weekends: Saturday workshops could be hosted in the morning or the afternoon, while Sunday workshops would be hosted in the afternoon. We are looking for volunteers that are willing to lead a series of workshops for 1-2 hours that teach elementary or middle school girls about any STEM related topics. Topics include but are not limited to app development, hackathons, python, scratch, leadership, algorithms, SQL, and more. The leader could share their own experiences in STEM, teach about a new and upcoming tech field, or lead a demonstration. In a demonstration, the girls should be engaged in a hands on activity, such as coding on their own devices while listening to the leader walk through the steps. We would prefer hands on workshops, but CoolTechGirls will work with any potential leaders on the types of materials available to the students and on how to make the sessions interactive.

Please email us at info@cooltechgirls.com if you have any general suggestions or ideas. If you are interested in leading these workshops, please fill out the following form: http://tiny.cc/g5gmsz


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Our Mission



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.

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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

Your contributions will help provide these opportunities and resources for the girls of today to create the world of tomorrow. Help us educate and empower more girls with the chance to change the world.

There are multiple ways to support this organization. Donations through the CoolTechGirls website are incredibly helpful. Your donations will help us:

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.

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Our donations are collected by Community Shares of Central Ohio. It is a coalition of locally-based, non-profit organizations. On the Give Now page, you can choose any amount that fits within your budget. Your tax-free donation will help keep our programs free of cost for Central Ohio school-age girls.

Donations can be accepted through the CoolTechGirls (www.cooltechgirls.org) website or via mail. Our non-profit partner Community Shares will be collecting donations on behalf of CoolTechGirls.

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.

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If you would like to see more women in tech jobs, it all starts with little girls and their aspirations. If you are looking to expose your daughters to different STEM careers, please support us by clicking the Donate Today button.

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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.

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