Austin ChickTech High School

ChickTech: High School is a free, hands-on program created to show high school girls that engineering can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a comprehensive year-long program introducing 100 girls to technology, the great things you can create with it, and related careers. ChickTech: High School is three-pronged, including a yearlong series of workshops, a one-on-one mentoring program, and an internship program in the summer. It begins with a weekend-long event for all 100 high school girls to spark their interest in technology careers. The workshops are all hands-on and interactive. Workshop themes include robotics, web programming, gaming, and building computers. After this event, participants are paired with mentors and have the opportunity to go to regular workshops throughout the year! As summer approaches, a career and resume workshop will help to get their resumes ready to apply for paid internships in local tech companies. All workshops are hands-on and project-based so that they come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. Our program is free to participants! The kickoff event will be held in November of each year. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when registration opens up!

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Nicole
Last Name: 
Engard
Title: 
ChickTech Austin Chapter Lead
Location: 
6532 SW Locust St
Portland, OR 97233
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2015
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
100
Boys served annually: 
0
Slug: 
austin-chicktech-high-school-2
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
STEM curriculum/activities
mentoring
job shadowing
girls interested in STEM
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
sponsorship
sharing resources
outreach/community events
joint event planning
curriculum development
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
mobile programming
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
equipment donations
computer technology support
computer access
access to tools/equipment
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