ChickTech: High School is a program created to show high school girls that engineering can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a comprehensive year-long program introducing hundreds of girls to technology, the fun things you can create with it, and related careers.
ChickTech Philadelphia is hosting a 2-day workshop on January 13th & 14th at Drexel University to encourage high-school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event is free for the girls who have been nominated by their teacher or community advocate. Participants will choose to work on projects such as creating a robot, building a video game, or making a smartphone application, and are mentored by industry and academic professionals from high-tech fields. The event is designed as a fun, positive learning experience to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from the area. ChickTech uses free open-source software to lower the barrier for girls to continue their projects at home