Tag Archives: STEM

Julie Tyios Tells Us About Tech Girls Canada!

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Tech Girls Canada is an organization that advocates for women in STEM in Canada through various programs, advocacy, and events. I stumbled across it by accident in my CivicGeek work, and promptly discovered an amazing organization with fascinating people. Since we know there’s problems with female representation in STEM and related professions, let’s find out what people are doing to solve the problems. Julie Tyios, one of the co-founders, took the time to talk to us! Continue reading

Civic Geek Catalog Update 12/21/2014

The latest updates to the Civic Geek catalog are here!  Be sure to visit the main site for the entire rundown sorted by Geeky Interest or Focus.

Computing

  • Charitable Work
    • DataKind – Helps connect data experts with good causes – and they’re looking for help from data techs, managers, and more!

General

  • Charitable Work
    • Kirkland Geek Gala – A geek event that raises funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital via Extra Life.
  • Collectibles
  • Education
    • Donors Choose – An online charity that helps you fund education intiatives in a project stile.

STEM

  • Citizen Science
    • SciFiles – Uses grassroots, micro-donations, and showcasing vetted projects to promote scientific advancement – with a heavy emhpasis on civilian science.

Writing/Reading

  • Books
    • Books To Prisoners – A US charity that sends free books to prisoners across the Unitied States, with a focus on self-improvement, education, and stopping recidivism.
  • Literacy
    • Alaska Literacy Program – An Alaska-based literacy charity with an emphasis on training and certifying teachers and tutors to impart reading, writing, and speaking skills.
    • Book Ends – A nonprofit focusing on empowering children through literacy and a focus on leadership in communities.
    • Family Reading Partners – A coalition of people and organizations that promotes literacy via family reading practices.
    • Reach Out And Read – A nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote literacy and school readiness in pediatric care with parental advice.
  • Military Support

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.

Civic Geek Catalog Update 11/30/2014

The latest update for the Civic Geek Catalog is here.  We’ve got things for STEM, Video Games, and Writing enthusiasts!

The catalog is also sorted by Geekery and by Category!  154 entries and climbing!  I hope to do some resorting and mass additions over the holidays.

STEM

  • Education
    • The Hidden Genius Problem – An Oakland-based nonprofit that encourages technological skills and entrepreneurship for young men of color.
  • Equality
    • Platform – A nonprofit working to increase the participation of under-represented people in the “innovation economy.” Has an annual conference and works with YesWeCode.
  • Female Geeks
    • Tech Girls Canada – Provides national leadership for the various industry groups in Canada encouraging women in tech careers.

Video Games

  • Academics
  • General
    • GameConfs – A privately-run website that tracks and provides guides to games-related conference. Open to contributions and assistance.

Writing

  • Books
    • Books Abroad – Promotes literacy and a focus on sustainable escapes from poverty. Recycle used books, and focuses on getting people involved.
    • Borderline Books – UK-based organization collecting overstocks and damaged books and distributed them around the world.
    • GBA Ships – Runs a floating book fair – literally, a ship. A great way to help reach people around the world – and also works with community groups for supply aid and community care.
  • Equality
    • We Need Diverse Books – Focus on promoting diverse narratives in children’s literature. Reaches out to individuals and groups in children’s publishing, and is always looking for people to help out.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.