Reaching The High School Girls Who Didn t See Themselves In Tech

Among the various STEM education organizations that have developed throughout the last several years there is ChickTech The local Austin chapter of the nonprofit began just a few years ago and Dana DeFebbo its Assistant Director discusses how ChickTech Austin reaches out to high school girls who might not have had opportunities in tech Dana talks about the challenges and rewards of running an all-volunteer program like this and her hopes for its future Related to this episode Chicktech Austin https austin chicktech org ChickTech https chicktech org OSCON Open Source Convention https conferences oreilly com oscon oscon-or Microbits https microbit org Girlstart https girlstart org Previous podcast with GirlStart http www k12engineering net transcripts ep21 html Android development curriculum App Inventor from MIT http appinventor mit edu explore ACT-W Conferences http www act-w org Lilypad Arduino https store arduino cc usa lilypad-arduino-main-board Article on Apple s Global Volunteer Program https www macrumors com 2015 03 16 apple-launches-global-volunteer-program Microsoft employee giving program https www microsoft com en-us philanthropies employee-engagement Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Click here to visit this podcast episode