The TechBridge program is alive and well at the Chabot Space & Science Center, in Oakland, California. Selected in 2005 by the National Science Foundation as a model program, TechBridge is an out-of-school program that engages girls in science, technology, and engineering activities. Since its inception, TechBridge has served more than 1,500 girls in five school districts through after-school and summer programs.
Each summer, educators interested in starting a similar program in their communities are invited to come and learn how to establish and run a successful science and technology program for girls. Participants will learn about best practices and will receive a binder and a CD-ROM with a year's worth of lesson plans for hands-on activities. For more information about that opportunity, visit the Web site for the TechBridge Summer Institute.
For more information about this program, read "Give Girls a Chance: Building a Bridge to Science and Technology."
Please feel free to post announcements here about other teacher summer institutes happening around the country this summer.