TECHNOLOchicas June News

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It’s Summer! Just because the TECHNOLOchicas have wrapped up the school year doesn’t mean they are slowing down. We have the latest news and plenty of ideas on how your TECHNOLOchicas can continue learning during summer break while having fun.

We’d also like to take a moment to offer a special congratulations to all of our TECHNOLOchicas and future TECHNOLOchicas who have graduated in recent weeks. Whether it’s middle school, high school, college, or beyond — we celebrate you, Class of 2016!

And of course, thanks for signing up to hear all of the latest TECHNOLOchicas news — inspiring videos, resources, news articles, and event highlights.

In this newsletter:

  • Featured Video
  • Tip of the Month
  • Featured News Coverage
  • Events
  • Spreading the Word

Featured Video

“You can make your own phone app, build your own wi-fi network, or make a robot do whatever you want. The possibilities are endless.” // Meet the star of June’s featured video, TECHNOLOchica Janeth Vargas. Janeth just graduated from Purdue University!

Tip of the Month

This month’s “Tip,” a summer vacation edition, is an extended list of tips to help encourage your TECHNOLOchicas’ love of STEM and to keep her busy this summer vacation!

  • Plan YOUR TECHNOLOchica’s summer break with the NCWIT AspireIT directory, which has plenty of programs available nationwide! Find a program near you: http://bit.ly/1RxuTD2.
  • Introduce your TEHCNOLOChica to some cool Entrepreneurial Heroes she can look up to by checking out this NCWIT podcast series: http://bit.ly/1QIVq5j.
  • Get hands-on experience with e-Textiles-in-a-Box! This box includes instructions for sewing soft circuits and programming an Arduino microprocessor, on the way to creating a bookmark book light and an interactive felt monster that lights up and sings: http://bit.ly/1XOpZWi.
  • Help your TECHNOLOchica and her friends get involved in computing competitions by hosting an open house or “how to” night! // http://bit.ly/1o7MM54
  • Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science — without using computers: http://bit.ly/1RS9W7Z.

Featured News Coverage

  • TECHNOLOchica Alejandrina Gonzalez won The Miami Herald Silver Knight Award in the Digital & Interactive Media category for THREE of her apps! Amazing job, Alejandrina Gonzalez!
  • “I want to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM and spread the message that they are all capable of doing amazing things,” said Madeline Martinez about joining TECHNOLOchicas. // Read more about how Madeline is lighting a torch for #LatinasInTech in this Computer Research Association article: http://bit.ly/27JqCIp.
  • Congratulations to TECHNOLOchica Jessica Santana on being selected as a 2016 Pahara Institute NextGen Leader! We continue to be inspired by and are proud of the amazing work Jessica is doing at New York On Tech.

Events

What else have the TECHNOLOchicas been up to this past month?

  • TECHNOLOchica Madeline Martinez took part in Latino STEM Alliance’s Robotics Competition and STEM Family Science Fair in Boston.
  • TECHNOLOchica Patricia Perozo joined the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Infosys Foundation USA for the LOFT Coder Summit at Stanford University, along with hundreds of Latina coders who gathered to share ideas, energy, and cultural pride!
  • TECHNOLOchica Alejandrina Gonzalez was one of the lucky attendees of WWDC16 during the week of June 13.

Check out pictures from all of the above events on Instagram!

Are the TECHNOLOchicas coming to a town near you?

More events, appearances, and celebrations will pop up this Summer, as we near our one year anniversary in the fall! Be sure you are following us via social media and watching for future newsletters to be the first to know where the TECHNOLOchicas will be next.

Spreading the Word

Want to help support TECHNOLOchicas? Below are several ways you can help.

Join Us Online

  • Follow @TECHNOLOchicas on Twitter, and like TECHNOLOchicas on Facebook for daily tips, inspirational quotes, and Latinas in technology news that you can share with friends.
  • Follow us on Instagram, and see event highlights through the eyes of the TECHNOLOchicas as they capture memorable moments. View additional, official photos on the Flickr channel.

Host an Event

Ask a TECHNOLOchica to make an appearance, or show a screening of TECHNOLOchicas videos for young Latinas at schools or community organizations. Contact technolochicas@ncwit.org to start planning!

Identify More TECHNOLOchicas

Know Latinas in technology who could be profiled as a TECHNOLOchica? Share this application form with them: http://bit.ly/1OVS2lw.