Niñas en Tecnología

Niñas en Tecnología was developed in 2010 in response to the widening gender gap in exposure to and interest in technology for girls.

Niñas en Tecnología goal is to broaden girls' interests and to help them develop the confidence to use technology tools in whatever profession they pursue. The program raises girls' interest, confidence, and competence in the crucial area of technology, while helping them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Through community service and leadership projects girls learn to use technology in ways that are both motivating and compelling to them. Niñas en Tecnología offers a safe, girls-only environment for exploration and learning for middle and high school girls in diverse communities.

Niñas en Tecnología visit robotic and computer software labs, test out cutting-edge computer games and watch one-of-a-kind robot demonstrations. They also participate in fun robotics challenges and research project presentations.

Niñas en Tecnología meet professional women in science and technology careers, visit jobsites and go on other scientific exploration field trips. When not trying out Mr. Wizard-style science experiments in our program space, we might be out roller-skating or having a mid-term sundae party. Niñas en Tecnología learn that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are important and entertaining!

The Math & Science Academy predicted outcomes are:

* Promote Math Readiness

* Promote Academic Achievement

* Enhance Understanding of Specific STEM Processes

* Strengthens Latino youth's Sense of Competence in and Identity with STEM

* Creates an Awareness for STEM Careers and STEM Career Prerequisites

* Increases Opportunities to Engage in STEM Activities and Develop New STEM Skills

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
D Franklin
Last Name: 
Freeman PhD
Title: 
North Carolina Program Manager
Location: 
710 Farmhurst Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
United States
Fax: 888-694-8414
Program Details
Year Established: 
2011
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
50
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Executive Director, MD Women's Heritage Center
Location: 
710 Farmhurst Drive
United States
Fax: 4107670431
Slug: 
nias-en-tecnologa-2
Needed Resources/Activities
boys interested in STEM
computer access
computer technology support
conferences
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
professional development
research
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
high school
incarcerated youth
low income
middle/junior
rural
urban
Collaboration Interests
curriculum development
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations