TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to inspire and empower high school girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia in STEM. The 60+ girls visited Virginia Tech to learn from faculty experts in coding, programming, and cybersecurity. They also visited local businesses for a job shadowing day. Their visit was facilitated by the Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech. TechGirls is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Legacy International.
TechGirls is a is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Legacy International in partnership with CEED. TechGirls brings high school girls from the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for a three-week exchange. While here, students take part in an interactive technology and computer camp, join a tech company for a day of job shadowing, and participate in community service initiatives. The TechGirls program improves the participants’ ability to enter tech fields and gain access to higher education, as well as offering them a rich cultural immersion experience. The CEED office provides programming for just part of the visit.