TECHNOLOchicas October News

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we launched TECHNOLOchicas. As the third year approaches, we want to say thank you for your ongoing support. And, we are excited to continue to offer inspiring videos, resources, news articles, and event highlights to encourage the future TECHNOLOchicas who you know to achieve their technology dreams.

In this newsletter:

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

Featured Video

TECHNOLOchicas Natalia Rodriguez and Jessica Santana discuss what UX designers do in their latest Univision segment.
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Tip of the Month

This month’s tip comes from Top 10 Ways to Engage Underrepresented Students in Computing:

Select activities that will engage aspiring TECHNOLOchicas who are new to computing. Game design, socially relevant assignments, and digital media are promising ways to engage students. Many faculty have had success using Alice, Scratch, or other user-friendly programs that enable students to learn difficult computer science concepts before they are introduced to coding.

Want more tips? Follow along on Facebook and Twitter, and browse the complete set of NCWIT resources online. And, be sure to share them with your networks.

Featured News Coverage

  • Our TECHNOLOChicas have been making weekly visits to Noticias 45 Houston's “Edicion Digital Houston!” The show airs Wednesday mornings at 11:30 a.m. CDT. You can watch live episodes, or catch previous interviews here:
  • "If you work hard, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to." // TECHNOLOchica and Lawrence Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computer Scientist Marisol Gamboa talks about her work with young Latinas:
  • "She tells a powerfully personal story about how she learned to teach computer science (CS) and advocated for it in her school. She did this despite being afraid to do something so new to her because she believed it was important for the future of her students," said NCWIT K-12 Member Rep. Mark Nelson on TECHNOLOchica Andrea Chaves. //
  • TECHNOLOchica Karina Canales is featured in the most recent issue of Google "Careers With Code: Game – Changing Jobs of Tomorrow," along with a mention of the campaign. // “People think CS is scary, but it’s actually really fun. Think about your favorite video game! It was probably overwhelming at first when you didn’t know how to play it, but once you figured the game out, it became the best thing ever.” //
  • Guess who threw out the honorary first pitch at a recent San Diego Padres & San Francisco Giants game?! Thanks for the shout-out, Padres. And thank YOU, Isabelle, for representing TECHNOLOchicas! //

Past Events

  • TECHNOLOchica Silvia Jaramillo talked about her role as a computer engineer to a group of aspiring TECHNOLOchicas at a recent Family Fiesta at Morristown Neighborhood House:!
  • TECHNOLOchica Ana Hernandez and her father, Gabriel, attended the Latino Dad Summit, where they hosted the “A Father's Role in STEM Awareness - How Can Families Get on the Track Towards Tech Education for Their Kids” panel. //
  • TECHNOLOchica Beatris Gandica moderated a LIVE interview with several Microsoft recruiters for a Microsoft Careers LIVE Facebook event:

Upcoming Events

  • Are your joining TECHNOLOchicas at the Latina Power in STEM Conference at Glendale Community College on October 14? Don’t forget to register for your workshop! They fill up fast; don't delay, and select your top 3 choices:

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