With CoolTechGirls you will complete fun, hand-on activities that will teach you about engineering and technology! You will be doing activities such as:
Engineer towers of pasta, tape, and marshmallows – the tallest one wins!
Building structures and concept designs - here’s a concept design of a park!
Learning how to solder
Design and build your own robot, then compete with each other – the robot that stays on the table the longest wins!
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. 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.
The 2020-2021 TECHNOFASHION event provided young girls with the opportunity to explore programming as they worked to design a product using one input and one output devices. By participating, middle school girls were not only exposed to the application of programming and electronics in the real world, but they also learned about the importance of teamwork and responsibility. The event included a series of technical workshops in which the girls worked with mentors to create a program for their sewable electronics. In these workshops, a general kit was distributed to the students, which was then used to program the electronics, and homework projects were assigned for completion. As the girls made progress in creating their electronic, they continued to communicate with their mentors by asking questions as they faced problems in the development of their design. By the contest date, the teams had actively worked to create a working prototype of their design and a presentation to present their sewable electronics to the judges. Three girls made programmable electronics and received first, second and third position. Even though the teams were presented with many challenges along the way including the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the events to take place virtually and disallowed the girls from meeting in person, the girls were able to persevere and problem-solve as they experienced the process of design and implementation.
Becoming a CoolTechGirls Student Leader is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable leadership skills that you will need in college (and the rest of your life!). These leadership skills include becoming a strong communicator, effective listener, and excellent organizer. As a CoolTechGirls Student Leader you can:
Develop new projects for CoolTechGirls
Organize leadership workshops
Set up presentations by women role models
Impress colleges when you say you were a student leader!
Register to attend our next CoolTechGirls mentoring session If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com with a summary about your interests and why you would like to join CoolTechGirls – we want to get to know you!
“From phones to cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives. If you can create technology, you can change the world.” -Susan Wojcicki, Google
Science and technology is everywhere! We can all benefit from learning about it. It is what can give the CoolTechGirls the edge they need to succeed in life. Who knows – it might even become your passion.
We aren’t supposed to figure our lives out on our own. Come listen to professional women talk about their careers in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) industries. With this, you will meet professionals who will mentor you, inspire you, and become lifelong connections and resources.
You can also be a part of the CoolTechGirls team and learn about how to participate in Hackathons.
Register to attend our next CoolTechGirls mentoring session here.