Chicktech HS

From the High School Directors

Happy 2019!

We are excited to kick off another great year with the ChickTech community. Since the NYC chapter started in 2015, we’ve served hundreds of high school girls across the city through our STEM-focused programming. We look forward to continuing to work with the exceptional high school girls in our cohort whose excitement and desire to learn inspires our organization to continue its mission as well as the amazing teachers, counselors, professors, and educators across the city who get the word out about our program, nominate students, facilitate workshops, and build curriculums. 

We have a great line-up of workshops this year and can’t wait to see what our students create.

— Danique & Emily

Past Workshops

LilyPad Arduino Ornaments (Dec 2018): Students made and decorated their own ornaments using LilyPad Arduino technology. Learn more.

Artificial Intelligence (Jan 2019): Students learned about IPsoft’s Amelia technology, machine learning, and the basics of coding in Minecraft. Learn more.

Upcoming Workshops

ChickTech and Girls Who Code

ChickTech has teamed up with Girls Who code to organize a 5-week coding course at Columbia University! Learn how to code in a language of your choice. Work together with other girls and a teacher to complete tutorials as well as an online project.

When: Five Sunday sessions, from February 24 to March 24

Where: Columbia University, Manhattanville Campus @ New York, NYRegister Now!

IoT Your Space

Learn the fundamentals of the Internet of Things (IoT) and create your own IoT enabled versions of common home technologiesーwhich you can continue building even after the workshop is over!

When: Sunday, March 17

Where: Blue Studios @ 396 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Registration opens Sunday, March 3!

Art and Animation with p5.js

Learn p5.js, one of the most powerful and beginner-friendly text-based introductions to code, to build and play in a language that produces striking visual results (from animations to interactive digital art) in just a few hoursーeven if you’ve never written a line of code before in your life!

When: Saturday, April 20

Where: New York Public Library @ New York, NY

Registration opens Saturday, April 13!

In the Community

Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Celebrate women in STEM at the fifth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day through fun, hands-on STEM-based activities, demonstrations, and discussions! Learn more.

When: Saturday, March 9

Where: Intrepid Museum @ Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY

Register Now!

Ardsley Hacks

Collaborate in teams alongside other high school students to program your very own project over the course of a week, plus have a chance at some exciting prizes! Learn more.

When: Saturday, April 6

Where: Ardsley High School @ 300 Farm Road, Ardsley, NY

Register Now!

Community Spotlight

Blue Studios:  Founded by a former college professor and a former curriculum designer for General Assembly, Blue Studios provides parents with the best STEM programs for your kids on your schedule. Designed for kids in kindergarten through high school, families get the opportunity to enjoy a variety of STEM experiences (from coding to aerospace engineering to microbiology and much more) on a flexible schedule. Their membership model provides affordable price entry points that fit every budget, starting at $50 per month to $450 per month. Learn more


CodeSignal:  Have a tech interview you need to prepare for, but don’t know how? Practice your programming skills and get ready to nail that interview by signing up on CodeSignal. P.S., it’s free! Learn more.

NYC Department of Education, STEM:  Sign up for NYC-based STEM summer and spring break programs, from intensives and camps to internships and college for-credit courses! Learn more.

Crack This Code!

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