The Society of Women Engineers is partnering with Techbridge, an award-winning national nonprofit that is engineering a revolution for girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering. Since 2000, more than 6,000 girls from under-served communities have participated in Techbridge’s award-winning after school programs, which present technical concepts through fun, hands-on activities. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, we expanded to Seattle in 2014.
Techbridge is recruiting passionate, dynamic women engineers to serve as role models through a one-time 90-minute commitment at a high-quality, comprehensive after-school program in the Highline School District (in Burien, SeaTac, and Seattle).
Techbridge will equip you with tips and ideas for engaging with the girls, and is especially looking for women from underrepresented ethnic groups to reflect the diversity of the girls they serve. In particular, Techbridge is looking for electrical, chemical, structural, and mechanical engineers to visit this winter.
(Article by Dana Day; originally published in Notes from the Northwest, Volume 1, Issue 04)