ChickTech: High School is a comprehensive year-long program designed to engage high school girls in technology careers.

ChickTech: High School begins with a weekend-long event for hundreds of high school girls to spark their interest in careers in the high-tech industry. This two-day event is called the high school kickoff. The kickoff workshops are all hands-on and interactive. Workshop themes include robotics, web programming, gaming, and building computers. All workshops are hands-on and allow the girls to create a take-home product. After the high school kickoff, we host monthly technology workshops on Saturday’s from December-May for girls to deepen their learning. To make our program accessible to all students, all of our programs are free to participants.

Our program is made possible by volunteers and sponsors. To volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form and sign up for our volunteer newsletter! To learn about sponsorship opportunities, access our partnership booklet here or reach out to our program manager at

Visit our FAQ page for more information about the program.

ChickTech: High School Kickoff 2018

The ChickTech High School Kickoff is a two-day long hands-on technology camp for 150 high school girls. This year, our event is from November 10th-11th at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. Our high school kickoff will engage 150 high school girls in hands-on technology learning. We’d love to have you be a part of this life changing opportunity. Learn more about how you can be involved below.

Interested in volunteering? We need volunteers to make High School Kickoff possible! Whether you’re technical or non-technical, we have a volunteer shift that would be perfect for you. Fill out the volunteer form here.

Interested in participating as a high schooler? Get a teacher, parent, or mentor to nominate you for our program! Fill out the nomination form here.

Interested in hosting a kickoff workshop? We’re looking for hosts for hands-on STEM workshops that will engage high school girls. Past workshops include: VR, personal website building, robotics, game development, electronic bracelets and more!  Fill out the workshop instructor application form here.

Interested in sponsoring? Corporate sponsors make our free program possible!

For more details about High School Kickoff visit our FAQ page.

Past High School Events and Workshops

Not sure what kind of other events participants do at ChickTech: High School? Check out some past examples! (links go to Eventbrite for description)

Celebrate with ChickTech: Year-End Event

Caleb’s Wonderful Web Development Workshop

ChickTech + Portland Art Museum Soft Circuit Field Trip

Agile in a Day with CDK Global
(See the pictures. Watch the video.)

@Large Film-Making and Design Workshop

PCC 3D Printing and Wearables Workshop

Explore Gaming Workshop

Day of the Girl Celebration at Intel

Saving the World One Electron at a Time – (green energy workshop)

Drones at the Evergreen Aviation Museum

Mid-Summer Picnic

User Experience Workshop

Career and Resume Workshop


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