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Techbridge Engaging Girls in STEM in Out-of-School Time
Techbridge engaging girls in stem in out-of-school time
Emily McLeodLinda Kekelis

Figure 11.1 Techbridge Girls Soldering on a Circuit Board

Image courtesy of Techbridge.

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 ...

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