Carnegie Mellon University

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 13, 2024, and ending April 3, 2024.

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 for TechNights at CMU Spring 2024 ( by Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Further communication will be sent to the contact person listed on this form.


Please download and complete the two forms (Permission form and Covid attestation form) linked below and send them back to us at

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.