ChickTech: High School in Central Oregon is a program created to show high school girls that engineering and technology are great career paths that allow them to be creative, solve problems, and make a difference in the world. We run two two-day events for high school girls each winter in Bend and Madras. In 2018 we had a combined total of 88 girls from Central Oregon attend our Bend and Madras events.
All workshops are hands-on and project-based so that participants come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. Workshops include game development, app dev, web programming, and alternative energy. Our program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Central Oregon area, and create a positive association with technology creation.