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Chapter 11: Techbridge Engaging Girls in STEM in Out-of-School Time
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[Page 158]What if a new way to harness wind energy was in the mind of a middle school girl in Oakland? If the breakthrough for treating cystic fibrosis was waiting to be developed by a girl in your community, would it happen? If we put more resources into inspiring girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many more of today's engineers in the United States might be female (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2011).
Techbridge is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that seeks to expand the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. Through innovative programming, Techbridge ...