Teaching STEM Outside the Box

Techbridge is a girls' after-school program geared towards fostering an interest in STEM related activities.  Working with national funders like Google, Techbridge has been able to reach over 10,000 girlsin the past decade with programs outside of the regular school day.  Realizing that choosing a STEM career has more to do with exposure than predisposition, their goal is to 'level the playing field' for girls by giving them opportunities, especially for those coming from under priviledged areas, to be involved with STEM related curriculum.

In an article published by Education Week, Nora Fleming takes a look at how Techbridge has impacted students in California and the broader reach programs like this could have nationally.