Past ChickTech Youth Programs
Young women earn only 18% of undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees. Because of this, women in computing fields often feel isolated, inferior, and like they don’t belong.
ChickTech: College is a program designed to connect women and non-binary people in STEM majors at colleges and universities across the globe with informal peer and industry mentorships, community connection, and give-back opportunities. Our goal is that this program will increase community and our young professionals’ abilities to be successful in a technology career.
35% of rural Americans have no access to broadband, compared to 3% in urban areas. This digital divide not only affects the ability of rural Americans to use technology–it also affects their ability to create it.
We believe students of marginalized genders—regardless of where they live—deserve a chance to experience the excitement of creating a robot, website, or 3D printed item! ChickTech’s rural initiatives provide students and teachers in rural locations like Central Oregon with national community support, resources and materials, and a network of partnerships to help students and adults excel in and out of the classroom on their path to a technology career.