Teen Robotics

ChickTech offers cool tech & computing workshop for high school girls

Gender disparity in the tech field: It’s still there. That’s why Portland-based Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, an alum of Oregon State University, created ChickTech, a group dedicated to fostering opportunities for women and girls to pursue robotics, coding or any other aspect of the computer science world that is traditionally dominated by men.

A free, upcoming workshop for high school girls, Aug. 23-24 at OSU, will offer robot-building classes, video game programming, smartphone application designing and more. Girls get to stay overnight at the dorms, and on Aug. 24, they’ll display their newly-made projects at Kelley Engineering Center on OSU campus.

According to OSU’s website:

The event is designed as a fun, positive learning experience to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from the area.

For more info and registration forms, see ChickTech’s website.