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Farahnozkhon – Helping Girls Achieve Their STEM Dreams

Farahnozkhon sitting at a table with a slight smile with trees and other chairs and tables behind her.

Farahnozkhon, TechGirls 2021, Tajikistan I’ve had an interest in technology since I was a child. I remember collecting old gadgets, disassembling them, inspecting every detail, and reassembling them. It was great fun. When I first learned about and began studying the C ++ programming language, I realized that programming is like mathematics. We must also Read More »

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Grace – Learning From Other TechGirls

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Grace, TechGirls 2022, Taiwan The TechGirls program is more than a learning experience, and instead, a life-changing period. Recalling months ago, when I received the acceptance notification, I was overwhelmed by excitement to study advanced courses in a university abroad, build a connection with girls interested in STEM from different countries, and meet experts in Read More »

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TechGirls: 10 Years and Still Going Strong!

14 TechGirls alumnae

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched an initiative called TechGirls to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The first years of the program engaged participants from the Middle East and North Africa in a summer Read More »

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Sonia – Increasing Exposure to STEM

Sonia is seen with a monument, a street, and trees in the background.

Sonia, TechGirls 2022, Nigeria I’ve always had a passion for advocacy for the underrepresented people around me, especially young women such as myself. Most teenage girls in my community shy away from taking up courses in science, and when it was time to choose a career it was hardly ever one involving science. This was Read More »

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Shanika – Living My Dreams

Shanika is seen sitting with a marroon colored jacket, blue jeans, glasses, long black hair, and smiling. She is turned around to smile. In the background, there is a field with people and a sunset.

Shanika, TechGirls 2022, Suriname As a girl from a small unknown country, some dreams are really too big…. Or so I thought. My family and I watched every single space-themed movie there is on Netflix. I loved watching movies about space and the technology used in the missions, how they built the rockets, and how Read More »

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Joud – Becoming an Effective Leader

Joud wearing a cream colored hijab, a NASA shirt, and black sweater with a blue surgical mask. There is also the NASA brick building and trees behind her.

Joud, TechGirls 2022, Jordan Last year was the time I started to pinpoint goals for my life. That made me shift all my priorities and efforts into shaping the path to my desired destination. One of these goals was to be as positively impactful as I could: to be a changemaker. I had ambition, but I Read More »

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The 2022 TechGirls Program

The 10th Year and Global Expansion! For the TechGirls program, the summer of 2022 was like no other. From July 7 to July 31, the TechGirls program, a U.S. State Department initiative that is administered by Legacy International, hosted its first in-person summer session since 2019. Since 2012, the TechGirls program has hosted girls ages Read More »

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Hala – Bringing Ideas to Life

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Hala, TechGirls 2020, Jordan Read about Hala’s Monocle Project here. She was recognized with an Outstanding Project Award and has made an incredible impact! In my freshman year of high school, a classmate who was anxious to apply to TechGirls introduced me to the program. I inquired around it at school and did some internet research to Read More »

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Diyora – The Next Uzbek Ada Lovelace

Diyora, TechGirls 2021, Uzbekistan It’s one o’clock in the morning. I am sitting in an auditorium. I have not slept all night and I’m definitely not planning to sleep now. My hands are all burnt after hours of working with a soldering iron. The team I am leading is going to present an automated greenhouse Read More »

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