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These are some great events, programs, and resources to get girls and women into technology, raise the profile of STEM fields, or spread the word in other ways to get people excited and interested in technology!
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We are #leaningin with @LeanInOrg to ensure that women in technology help transform the way the world works, learns and plays. Research shows that development teams which include both women and men deliver higher levels of innovation.

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Spelman College's all-female robotics team whose goal is to encourage students and young women of African descent to explore robotics and computer science.

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Get Even Now is drawing attention to gender gaps in pay, opportunity, and leadership. Check out their video, then learn more at http://get-even-now.org/

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Alice: drag 'n drop programming in a 3D enviroment. Make stories and games. Alice Institute is a summor workshop for instructors.

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Girls Who Code is a training program to teach young girls in New York City from underserved communities a coding language and inspire them to enter STEM careers.

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Women Who Tech TeleSummit Makes the Case for More Women In Tech Leadership

Women Who Tech TeleSummit Makes the Case for More Women In Tech Leadership It's time to shift the paradigm of how the tech world runs. Event is on May 23, 2012.

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Indiana State University's Females in Technology hosted FiT for the Future conference for high school girls

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A Philadelphia based group that aims to help women move from being creators, not just users, of websites.

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Girls Learning Code computer camps from Toronto

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Women and STEM: How stereotypes undermine the interest and success of women in science, technology, engineering, and math

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Texas A University hosts a week-long summer camp for middle school girls, featuring the many opportunities available in the fields of science and engineering. Through hands-on demonstrations, tours of laboratory facilities, team-building activities, and design competitions, the girls will discover that engineering is an exciting and rewarding field. There is a fee of $175 required for participation; however, scholarships are available.

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a national movement encouraging young women to enter the field, came to Dedham last week. Held inside the new Avery Elementary School building on Pottery Lane, women engineers who worked on the Avery project spoke to middle and high school girls about their areas of expertise.

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Stuart County Day School in Princeton, NJ, is getting middle school girls to develop computer games as part of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a competition born from President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign, which aims to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and promote interest in STEM among youth.

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The Grace Hopper Regional Consortium organizes regional conferences for women in computing throughout the US. For more information, visit www.ghregionalconsortium.org

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Determined to propel more female students at Seaford High School into engineering fields, School-to-Career Coordinator Lauren Thompsen offered educational avenues to introduce promising students to women engineers who can share their experiences and knowledge of the field.

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Technovation Challenge A Course In Entrepreneurship For High School Girls - And Their Mentors

The Technovation Challenge is a program to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship by developing a mobile phone app prototype, writing a business plan and pitching their idea to a panel of venture capital and technology startup judges.

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Women Prove Geek is Chic at Boys & Girls Club

Women Prove Geek is Chic at Boys & Girls Club: The Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County and CA Technologies hosted "Tech Girls Rock" in order to inspire tech interests in local girls.

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In conjunction with Hacker School, Etsy is announcing a new scholarship and sponsorship program for women in technology: we’ll be hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters, and we’re providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each to women who want to join but need financial support to do so.

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Techie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. The goal of Techie Camp is to engage students in activities that can stimulate a deeper interest in technology; as well as provide opportunities for them to express their imaginations. Techie Camps are offered at a variety of locations between June 11, 2012 and August 24, 2012.

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Northwest Regional Women in Computing Celebration 2012 will take place Saturday April 14, 2012 at the Double Tree Hotel – Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon, from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Visit http://ghc-nw.encs.vancouver.wsu.edu for more info!

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National Engineer's Week was February 19-25, 2012

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