The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.



Non-Florida high school seniors, who are interested in attending college at Florida A&M University and majoring in Industrial Engineering (IE), please send a contact name, contact email and contact phone number to tennesseecoordinator@dstsouthernregion.com.
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Department of IE has out-of-state tuition waivers they are looking to GIVE, as well as a few other scholarships.
Students will need to apply to FAMU, be admitted and declare an Industrial Engineering major. The school needs to give out all of the waivers before November, 2017. #pleaseshare
STEM Program Offers a Free Trip to Washington DC for Memphis Students
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) is launching an after-school STEM program called R3: Rockets, Robotics, and Arithmetic on September 27, 2017. This is a free after-school program for 6th – 12th grade and is available to public, private, and home-school students. Approximately 200 students will be selected to join.
R3 participants will receive weekly STEM instruction in preparation to compete in the following regional and national competitions: VEX Robotics, Lego Mindstorm, First Robotics, SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, TARC Model Rocketry, and NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to travel in the summer to see how STEM works in the real world. The summer trips to places like the Discover Park of America, Nissan and GM factories, US Space and Rocket Center are designed to allow students greater exposure to STEM disciplines.
The R3 Project Director of, Cameron Cooley, and R3 Site Coordinator, Marquita Wakefield will be accepting interest applications beginning August 25, 2017. Please go to tinyurl.com/r3atmase to download application or apply in person at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering main office.
R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic is a free program to Memphis residents who children are in public, private, and home-school institutions. Food is provided to all participants at no cost to parents. In addition, forty plus students will be given the opportunity to win a free trip to Washington, DC at the end of the school year.
Beginner #Techies – if you need to knock out your CompTIA A+ Certification, check out Tech901‘s summer courses at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.
CLASSES ARE FREE! A+, Network+, and Security+! Only pay for the book and test! BYOL! #memtech #Memphis #choose901 #tech901
Apply at http://tech901.org/summercourses/

BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016



Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM


Bioworks Job Training Informational Sessions – (Every Tuesday, 10am).  Free job training and placement assistance for eligible Memphis residents interested in Environmental jobs.  More information here:http://bit.ly/1HlamTC

Seed Saving Demonstration – (Sept 3, 4pm).  Join GrowMemphis at the Overton Park Farmers’ Market. http://bit.ly/1Jyhtao

Urban Forestry Advisor’s Class – (Wednesdays, Sept 9-Oct 7,9am-1pm, $85).  Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. http://bit.ly/1NzIXiy

Gardening 101 – (Thursdays Sept 10-Oct 1, 6:30-8pm, $100). Memphis Botanic Garden will teach you all need to know for successful gardening in this series of sessions! http://bit.ly/1MRSGRp


Advanced Tree Identification Course – (Sept 10-11, 9am-1pm, $20). In this two session course, you will learn from urban foresters about tree identification.  http://bit.ly/1EUcnjv

Composting Demonstration – (Sept 10, 6:30). Join Urban Farms at the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square to learn how to compost. http://bit.ly/1Jyhtao

Nature Walk with the State Naturalist– (Sept 12, 9-11am).  Randy Hedgepath will lead you through an incredible walk through the Botanic Garden.http://bit.ly/1EUcwU2

Guided tours of the Agricenter Solar Farm – (Sept 15, 10am).  Tours available to the public for 25 people.  RSVP with Tim today: http://bit.ly/1dmvnPH

Memphis Green Drinks – (Sept 15, 6:30pm– Sweet Grass, 937 S Cooper St).  This month’s guest speaker will be Mary Singer, CEO of CRG Sustainable Solutions, who will be speaking about the new International Society of Sustainability Professionals Chapter that is forming in Memphis. Please check www.greendrinks.org/tn/Memphis for any updates.

Rain Barrel Construction – (Sept 17, 6:30). Join Kody Kirby at the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square to learn how to make a rain barrel.http://bit.ly/1Jyhtao

Composting 101: Beginning Home Composting – (Sept 19, 6-8pm).  Collierville is hosting this free composting class at the Collierville Burch Library.  Register today. http://bit.ly/1IdpVqm

Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walk with Jimmy Ogle – (Sept 20, 2pm).  Free. Hear from Historian Jimmy Ogle as he takes you on a fascinating history while walking across the “old bridge” that will offer some of the views that the new bike trail on the Harahan Bridge will offer.  Details here:http://bit.ly/1JXa1ro

Women’s Bike Chat – (Sept 20, 2pm). Women gather the third Sunday of each month to discuss bicycle issues.  Join them this month and bring your bike for a short ride afterward.   http://bit.ly/1EihUpp

Beekeeping Basics – (Sept 24, 6:30).  Join GrowMemphis at the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square to learn how to keep bees. http://bit.ly/1Jyhtao

T.O. Fuller State Park service project – (Sept 26, 9am).  Join TDEC and Memphis City Beautiful for National Public Lands Day to work on the butterfly garden then enjoy an interpretive hike on the discovery trail. Free.  http://bit.ly/1VrNfdo

McKellar Lake Clean Up – (Sept 26, 10-12pm).  Join the River Warriors for their fall clean up at McKellar Lake. http://bit.ly/1V7TRgE

Tour de Coop – (Sept 26, 8:30am-12pm, $10). Bicycle tour of urban chicken coops, gardens, and beehives benefitting GrowMemphis and Revolutions.  http://bit.ly/1LvqjVX


Wolf River Greenway Soiree – (Sept 26, 6-10pm, $100).  This signature event is a fundraiser for WRC with silent auction and dancing. http://bit.ly/1NzLtFr

Tour of Parks with Jimmy Ogle – (Sept 27, 2pm).  Free. Walking tour of parks along the Memphis riverfront.  September is a tour of Mud Island River Park. http://bit.ly/1BMUzbp

Paper Power – (Oct 3).  Register today! A competition for high school aged students to create innovative structures made from only recycle paper products. Any school or youth group in Shelby Co can register here: http://bit.ly/1Ig43ug

State Conferences

TDOT / Keep TN Beautiful Biennial Conference – (Sept 15-16, Franklin, $200).  Join the state conference this year in Franklin and hear fromKeynote Speaker Phillip Fulmer.  http://bit.ly/1JX6RUy

TN Engineers Conference – (Sept 17-18, Murfreesboro, $250).  Join the engineers for this state conference. http://conta.cc/1NSAkwE


Urban Forestry Conference – (Oct 1-2, Memphis). Learn about urban forestry at this conference in Memphis! http://bit.ly/1KL2NBt

TN American Planning Association Conference – (Oct 1-2, Chattanooga, $200). Join the planners at this great event! http://bit.ly/1KL4TRV


TN American Society of Landscape Architects Conference (Oct 15-16, Nashville, $200).  Join Office of Sustainability as they speak at the state conference for landscape architects.  http://bit.ly/1MLqBcV