TechNights is a free STEM outreach program targeting female students from grades 6-8, which is hosted by Women@SCS in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). TechNights aims to promote gender diversity in computing and encourage the next generation to pursue a career in STEM. Through fun and interactive activities, we expose middle-school (6th-8th grade) students in the Pittsburgh area to cutting-edge, innovative science and technologies such as machine learning, computational biology, and robotics.
TechNights learning sessions occur every academic semester taking place on Wednesday evenings at CMU campus from 7 pm-8:30 pm. This spring’s sessions will be in-person only, beginning March 15, 2023, and ending April 19, 2023.
Each TechNights session features activities such as guided programming, biological experiments (e.g. DNA extraction from strawberries), or maze-solving games. We will guide students in discussions that lead to a better understanding of topics that may sound difficult to grasp — reinforcement learning, computational complexity, sequencing technology, etc.
Interested parents or adult guardians should RSVP by filling out this form https://forms.gle/
Please download and complete the two forms (Permission form and Covid attestation form) linked below and send them back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct inquiries to the ‘Questions’ section in the RSVP form, or call 412-268-9601.
If you are a CMU student and would like to volunteer with TechNights please contact the SCS DEI team.