Girls Go Techbridge

Girls Go Techbridge Through the Girls Go Techbridge partnership, Techbridge offers science and engineering programming to 22+ Girl Scout councils across the country.
Launched in 2008, the Girls Go Techbridge partnership offers science and engineering programming to Girl Scout councils. With generous support from the Noyce Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the American Honda Foundation, Girls Go Techbridge has grown into a nationwide program that has sparked interest in engineering and science for Girl Scouts from California to Connecticut.

Central to Girls Go Techbridge are the programs-in-a-box that offer engaging hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls. Developed especially for Girl Scout partners, the programs-in-a-box are portable, easy-to-use kits that introduce girls to engineering and science. The projects highlight the Engineering Design Process and invite girls to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design. This experience gives girls a flexible, practical approach to problem solving that they can apply to a wide range of subjects. Training and follow-up assistance are offered to Girl Scout staff, troop leaders, and role models as they lead girls through the activities. The programs-in-a-box are designed to work in variety of Girl Scout settings, from summer camps to troops to special events. Meeting role models and making connections to careers are important parts of the Girls Go Techbridge experience. By using the Career Cards included in the kits, and through interactions with professionals in STEM fields, girls have the opportunity to explore careers and become inspired. Included in each program-in-a-box are materials packaged for 10 girls to enjoy 6-9 hours of a variety of hands-on projects. For adults, each box offers Leader Guides designed for users with little to no STEM background, training videos, and take-home resources for families. Each kit has been thoroughly field tested and used by councils in all types of settings—from museums in Tampa to migrant camps in Northern California to day camps in Austin. Whether you are a Girl Scout leader or council staff, all you need are a time and a place to let the engineering-based fun happen.

Mission: The mission of Techbridge is to encourage girls in technology, science and engineering through multi-faceted programs for girls, teachers, role models and families. Girls Go Techbridge promotes that mission by offering science and engineering programming to Girl Scouts around the country. Check out this video of Girls Go Techbridge in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SrAIEXhwYs&feature=youtu.be

Techbridge Girls is in the midst of an exciting but transitional time which began with welcoming our new CEO, Nikole Col...
06/24/2017
Techbridge - Science First

Techbridge Girls is in the midst of an exciting but transitional time which began with welcoming our new CEO, Nikole Collins-Puri eleven months ago, while also managing unanticipated shifts in our funding and an evident need to streamline our overall programmatic offerings.

Techbridge Girls has restructured much of our Programs including our Professional Development (PD) department, to build our overall capacity to provide professional development opportunities in and around our three regional offices (San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Seattle and Washington, DC) and to ensure greater alignment with our after-school programs that provide direct service to girls in these locales.

As such, Megan Davis, your primary contact for Girls Go Techbridge programs-in-a-box, will be transitioning out of her role at Techbridge on June 30th. Megan has loved working with you, and can be reached at [email protected] and (615) 415-1707.

With this staffing change, Techbridge Girls has decided we cannot continue to support the Girls Go Techbridge programs-in-a-box, and will terminate our working relationship with Science First, our kit manufacturer, as of December 31st.

Your council/organization has these STEM boxed programs in your inventory, and you are welcome and encouraged to continue to offer them to your members.

Science First has the five Girls Go Techbridge kits and refills in their inventory and is prepared to fulfill your orders for the next several months. Please continue to utilize their online ordering platform at http://shop.sciencefirst.com/675-techbridge and reach out to Helmut Albrecht for order support at [email protected] and (904) 225-5558.

If and when, prior to December 31, Science First is no longer able to fulfill your order, Science First will notify you. The majority of the supplies in our kits can be purchased at big box stores and other online retailers. An alternate source for the custom circuit boards in the Power It Up kit is Douglas Electronics in San Leandro, CA at (510) 483-8770.

Moving forward, please consider Meeta Sharma-Holt, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Partnerships, your primary Techbridge Girls point of contact. We are excited about this next chapter at Techbridge Girls and I look forward to keeping you abreast of our progress. Meeta can be reached at [email protected] and 240-383-2442.

Thank you for your continued work in bringing impactful STEM learning opportunities to girls.

Girl Scouts of Northern California
05/10/2017
Girl Scouts of Northern California

Girl Scouts of Northern California

High school can be a busy and stressful time, so here's how to help your older girls get the most out of their Girl Scout experience!

Loving this kid-designed award-winning Simple Machine Playground! Sounds like the GGT ThrillBuilders Mini-Playground des...
05/05/2017
Who Inspired a New $1 Million Outdoor Exhibit at Kansas City's Science Center? An Elementary School Class, Winner of the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains

Loving this kid-designed award-winning Simple Machine Playground! Sounds like the GGT ThrillBuilders Mini-Playground design challenge come to life!

Lever Lift, a beam that moves around a fixed point or fulcrum. It helps move a heavy load on one end when effort is applied to the other. Kids can test their strength by trying to lift a globe — one that others can sit in — using different ropes hanging from the beam.

Just Plane Zippy, which has two exhilarating zip lines that double as inclined planes. Kids discover how applying force — in this case pushing off a platform — allows them to "zip" faster.

Acceleration Plane, which invites kids to see how gravity works against friction by placing a variety of weighted wheels at the top of each ramp, then letting go.

The Wheel Deal, demonstrating how a wheel and axle make work easier. When you apply force, a wheel rotates on an axle, reducing friction to make it easier to move an object.

Pulley Power, featuring a rope looped around a wheel on an axle to pack a lot of power. By changing the direction of the force applied, you can lift a bowling ball with ease. Letting it go sends a tennis ball into the air.

Wedge It, a unique climbing wall demonstrating how wedges help lift or separate objects with less effort. Here, your hands and feet also serve as wedges when climbing.

Screw Slider, which lets kids discover the power behind the screws — the threads. The closer the threads, the easier it is to turn.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/who-inspired-a-new-1-million-outdoor-exhibit-at-kansas-citys-science-center-an-elementary-school-class-winner-of-the-burns--mcdonnell-battle-of-the-brains-300450077.html

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine elementary students led a marching band and nearly 500 of their...

#STEM role models galore in #HiddenFigures the book and the movie! Check out Techbridge Discussion Guide to make the mos...
02/06/2017
Hidden Figures Discussion Guide : Techbridge – Inspiring Girls in Science, Technology and Engineering

#STEM role models galore in #HiddenFigures the book and the movie! Check out Techbridge Discussion Guide to make the most of your trip to the theater with your budding engineers! See link below.

Techbridge Girls is inspired by the Hidden Figures book, movie, and award nominations. We've organized viewing parties for our girls, their families, and Techbridge Girls supporters across the country. See our Seattle event on

Please share this once-in-a-lifetime summer opportunity with any high school girls you know between the ages of 15-18.Wo...
01/11/2017
Apply - Girl Up

Please share this once-in-a-lifetime summer opportunity with any high school girls you know between the ages of 15-18.

Women in Science STEAM camp in Malawi (southeastern Africa!), FULLY-PAID. Deadline: Feb 13, 2017
https://girlup.org/wisci/apply/.

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Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Malawi from July 30 – August 15, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Malawi.

Applicants must be citizens and residents of Malawi, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or the United States of America, self-identify as female and be between the ages of 15-18 to apply. Applicants must have the expressed permission of a parent or guardian to apply for this opportunity. It is required that applicants have at least one year of secondary school still left to complete, and can commit to attend the full duration of camp. Applicants should also have regular access (at least once per week) to internet at a home, school, community center, internet café or other location.

Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Malawi from July 30 – August 15, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a…

12/22/2016
SWENext DesignLab - WE Local

Pittsburgh and San Jose area STEM friends: Society of Women Engineers - SWE has amazing outreach programming for 6th-8th grade girls, and their Parents/Educators coming your way in February (Feb 18th in Pitt, Feb 24th in SJ).
Register here and spread the word to high school age girls about their contest to address a local issue that engineers can help solve. More details on the site.http://welocal.swe.org/designlab/

SWENext DesignLab is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. This is achieved through two concurrent programs.

10/20/2016
National Science Teachers Association

Huntsville, Atlanta, Baltimore folks: please share this STEM fellowship opportunity for middle school teachers. Other cities can apply too--see link in description.

Applications are now being accepted for the second annual Northrop Grumman Corporation Foundation Teachers Academy. The program—designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5–8)—was established to help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, while increasing teacher understanding about the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce. http://www.nsta.org/northropgrumman/

Suggestions for making a STEM classroom more comfortable for female students:
10/08/2016
Girls in Tech

Suggestions for making a STEM classroom more comfortable for female students:

Before women enter STEM fields, they enter STEM classrooms. The challenge lies not just in getting women to take this step--but in keeping them there. See what the latest research has to say about this, and how the lessons learned cross over into the work place. http://ow.ly/dCeb304Wu3I

Need an excuse to visit Philadelphia? Check out Society of Women Engineers - SWE Invent It Build It for parents, teacher...
08/22/2016
Invent It. Build It. 2016 in Philadelphia

Need an excuse to visit Philadelphia? Check out Society of Women Engineers - SWE Invent It Build It for parents, teachers and girls in middle and high school Saturday October 26th. Techbridge is a proud partner and presenter.

Please spread the invitation, and Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/invent-it-build-it-2016-in-philadelphia-tickets-24788907289

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH's Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 7th annual Invent It. Build It. event. Watch our video Download our Flyer and feel free to share! There are four ways to participate in Invent It. Build It...

08/22/2016
www.leadersmag.com

Inspiring interviews with several GS CEOs including Girl Scouts of Northern California Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland and Girl Scouts of Central Texas, three of our 22Techbridge partner councils.

I think STEM includes online games, too! Check out this Global Girl Games created by teens for the Girl Guides and Girl ...
08/05/2016
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

I think STEM includes online games, too! Check out this Global Girl Games created by teens for the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts network.

Girl Scout and Girl Guide Friends, Join the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta's Global Girl Games. This online game created by teens for girls of all ages will connect your group with girls from across the world.

Your troop will also meet the requirements for the Girl Scouts of the USA Global Action Award. The online game is free. Just sign up at globalgirlgames.com.

Awesome STEM learning opportunity for GS volunteers and council staff: apply for the October 7-9, 2016 Astronomy trainin...
08/04/2016
NIRCam's Education and Public Outreach

Awesome STEM learning opportunity for GS volunteers and council staff: apply for the October 7-9, 2016 Astronomy training at the University of Arizona in Tucson. See http://zeus.as.arizona.edu/~dmccarthy/GSUSA/index.htm or email Professor Don McCarthy at [email protected]

I did it several years ago, and wish I could go back this year with their new relationship with GSUSA and plans for space badges!

NIRCam is the Near-Infrared Camera for the James Webb Space Telescope, an international collaboration between NASA and the European and Canadian space agencies. After launch in 2018, our science team will begin exploring our own origins by characterizing planets around other stars and observing how…

Best headline ever: "Science confirms it: Girl Scouts really make the world a better place" My junior troop enjoyed GLEE...
07/15/2016
Science proves it: Girl Scouts really do make the world a better place

Best headline ever: "Science confirms it: Girl Scouts really make the world a better place"

My junior troop enjoyed GLEE and I see great connections to GGT Make It Green.

Way to go Girl Scouts of Northern California and Stanford University Dr. June Flora!

For decades, Girl Scouts have pledged to make the world a better place. Now there’s scientific proof that they do.

07/01/2016
Program Manager : Techbridge – Inspiring Girls in Science, Technology and Engineering

Techbridge is hiring! Join our Professional Development team in Oakland, CA. Please share with talented teachers/trainers: http://techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=186

The mission of Techbridge, an award-winning nonprofit with a proven, data-driven model, is to empower girls to realize their dreams through science, technology, and engineering. Techbridge’s after-school and summer programs inspire 4th through 12th grade girls from underserved communities to change…

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