3/1: Third Annual ThinkBIG Challenge Opens to a Global Stage!
3/17:WESEF – ThinkSTEAM awards were given to sophomore and junior girls at the WESEF competition in Sleepy Hollow High School in NY.
2/3: Code Matters Part III – Sponsored by AspireIT, ThinkSTEAM partnered with Columbia SWE in the final week of our three part workshop series, in which girls were challenged to use what they learned to create an app/website raising awareness of any social issue.
2/19: Workshop Visit to SynCardia – A Leader in the Total Artificial Heart – Our first workshop held in Arizona led by Student Chapter Lead Sofia Melnychuck in partnership with SynCardia.
1/6: STEAM-A-THON – Sponsored by HERlead, ThinkSTEAM held Hudson Valley’s first All – Girls STEAM-A-THON, with five different STEM workshops for 75 girls in NY, NJ, and CT
1/20: Code Matters Part II – Sponsored by AspireIT, ThinkSTEAM partnered with Columbia SWE in the second week of our three part workshop series, in which girls learned how to build apps using App Inventor.
1/23: Code Matters Part I – Sponsored by AspireIT, ThinkSTEAM partnered with Columbia SWE in the first week of our three part workshop series, in which girls learned how to build websites using HTML.
12/20: Build a Game in a Day with MIT’s Scratch – Our first workshop was led by Student Lead Smriti Somasundaram in Olympia, WA in partnership with YWCA
12/21: ThinkSTEAM is Recognized as a Verified Organization on Facebook
11/7: Swift Playgrounds Workshop 2 Pepsico HQ in Purchase, NY– Girls got to learn about building an animation with their name in Swift Playgrounds, film a video in PepsiCo’s Broadcast Studio, tour around the PepsiCo HQ, and see some of the sculptures in the Sculpture Garden!
11/16: HTML Workshop– Our second student leads workshop lead by Alliyah Steele on HTML in Putnam Valley High School
10/6: HTML Workshop– Our first ever student leads workshop was led by Alliyah Steele on building a website using HTML in Putnam Valley High School for high school girls
10/10: HERlead Grant approved for ThinkSTEAM’s STEAM-A-THON on January 6th
10/25: Partnership with the Congressional App Challenge Announced
9/1: Student Leads Program– ThinkSTEAM officially initiated its first student leads program in three different chapters
8/4: Introduction to App Inventor– Girls enjoyed learning how to create a simple app with App Inventor at our Introduction to App Inventor Workshop at Accenture NYC, which also included a tour of the office, and speakers from Accenture as well!
8/20: Synthetic Biology Workshop with Columbia University’s iGEM Team – Our Synthetic Biology workshop with Columbia’s iGEM team was a great success! The girls loved going into the labs and seeing all the hands on demonstrations!
7/26: ThinkBIG Challenge Closed– The second annual ThinkBIG Challenge wrapped up, with entries from elementary and middle school girls across the nation!
6/17: Make Your Own Electrical Ornaments Light Up– IBM and SWE New York Section E in collaboration with ThinkSTEAM hosted a workshop at IBM’s T.J.Watson Research Center. 15 girls from various middle schools from New York and Connecticut attended the workshop.The girls got to see Watson, the robot that won Jeopardy, and had an exclusive tour of the ThinkLabs as well. The workshop was a grand success!!
5/26: Tours and Demos at Google– Girls enjoyed touring around Google’s office in New York City and learning about how the Google Home works while testing it out with demos.
3/4: WESEF – ThinkSTEAM awards were given to sophomore and junior girls at the WESEF competition in Sleepy Hollow High School in NY.
3/17: 3D Printing Workshop – Girls loved learning about how a 3D printer works at the John C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak, NY. They got to see a 3D printer in action take home 3D printed bracelets!
3/18: Hudson Valley STEM Fest – ThinkSTEAM presented at the Hudson Valley STEM Fest for middle school students, which was held at Blind Brook Middle School in Rye, NY.
3/25: Girls Rock STEM Day – Jothi Ramaswamy, ThinkSTEAM’s founder/CEO, gave the keynote address in SUNY New Paltz and reached out to over 175 girls from 27 different school districts!
2/24: ThinkSTEAM’s Paper Circuits Workshop for Girl Scouts at George Washington Elementary School – The Girl Scouts loved learning about the world of electricity and circuits and making a light up cupcake card at ThinkSTEAM’s paper circuits workshop!
1/17: ThinkSTEAM’s ThinkBIG Challenge Opens!– Our 2017 ThinkBIG Challenge to challenge girls to create a video showing the importance of STEM opens for middle school girls and for elementary school girls this year as well.
12/29: ThinkSTEAM’s Programming in Python Workshop at Facebook, NYC– Girls enjoyed learning how to program in Python at our Programming in Python Workshop at Facebook, NYC, which also included a tour of the Facebook office!
12/11: ThinkSTEAM’s Paper Circuits Workshop at Barnes and Noble– Girls loved learning about the world of electricity and circuits at ThinkSTEAM’s paper circuits workshop at Barnes and Noble! ThinkSTEAM also held a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in stores and online (Dec. 11-16) to help raise money for workshops and other events!
11/6: ThinkSTEAM at Barnes & Noble’s Mini Maker Faire 2016 – It was great to see ThinkSTEAM Girls showcase many of their projects and posters of science experiments at Barnes & Noble’s Mini Maker Faire in Cortlandt Manor!
11/12: ThinkSTEAM’s Engineering Workshop with Columbia’s SWE -ThinkSTEAM’s workshop with Columbia Society of Women Engineers was just amazing! Girls had a fabulous time touring the labs and doing a design challenge. They also had a lot of fun peddling their own smoothie with the smoothie bike!
10/1: Synthetic Biology Workshop with Columbia University’s iGEM Team – The Synthetic Biology Workshop with Columbia University’s iGEM Team was awesome! Girls got to tour the labs in Columbia’s Lasker Biomedical Building, see demos of different genetic techniques, and do their own hands on activities with pipetting!
8/3: ThinkBIG Challenge Award Ceremony – The ThinkBIG Challenge Award Ceremony was held at the Business Council of Westchester Office. Congratulations to all the winners! Check out our gallery for pictures from the event.
8/13: Scratch Workshop at the John C Hart Library – The Scratch workshop at the John C Hart Memorial Library for elementary school girls was a lot of fun!
6/11: “Building a Game in a Day with Scratch” Workshop – Our first workshop for elementary school girls in Minnesota!
5/20: A Big Shout Out to the PepsiCo Foundation for its generous grant towards ThinkSTEAM’s initiatives!!
5/14: “Make your own Electronic Wearable Accessory” Workshop – IBM and SWE New York Section E in collaboration with ThinkSTEAM hosted a grand workshop at IBM’s T.J.Watson Research Center. 50 girls from various middle schools from New York and Connecticut attended the workshop.The girls got to see Watson, the robot that won Jeopardy, and had an exclusive tour of the ThinkLabs as well. The workshop was a grand success!!
4/17: Educator Appreciation Days – ThinkSTEAM gave live demos at Barnes & Noble of featured products including Dash, the amazing coding robot from Wonder Workshop, and a new, exclusive Barnes & Noble product from littleBits™ education.
3/5:Hudson Valley STEM Fest – ThinkSTEAM presented at the Hudson Valley STEM Fest for middle school students, which was held at the Southern Westchester BOCES Campus in Valhalla, NY.
3/12: WESEF – ThinkSTEAM presented awards at the WESEF competition in Sleepy Hollow High School in NY.
2/6: Java Workshop for Beginners – The first workshop for high school girls at the John C. Hart Library was a great success. The girls really learned a lot about object oriented programming. Thank you to the instructor, Mike D’Orazio, and other volunteers from PepsiCo for helping ThinkSTEAM with this workshop.
1/24: Lego Skyline and Architecture Studio Build Event at Barnes&Noble in Cortlandt Manor – The girls had a lot of fun building the NYC and Venice Skyline, which were both put for display at the Barnes and Nobles in Cortlandt Manor, NY.
12/13 : The 3D Printing Workshop that took place at Mahopac Public Library was awesome! Thank you to Jason Pelecanos and Ijeoma Pelecanos for making this workshop happen!
Thank you to the Walmart in Cortlandt Manor, New York for providing corporate sponsorship towards ThinkSTEAM’s technology workshops!
11/26: Google Ad Grants Approved
11/15 : IBM and Society of Women Engineers helped out with ThinkSTEAM’s “Make Your Own Wearables Workshop” at Mahopac Public Library. The workshop was a grand success!
Thank you to IBM Watson Research center for providing a grant to support ThinkSTEAM’s initiatives
Thank you to Tierney Saccavino and Acorda Therapeutics for their sponsorship to fund ThinkSTEAM’s “Make Your Own Wearables Workshop!”
10/14 : Approved by Google For Nonprofits
STEAM-A-THON in Yorktown News
ThinkSTEAM and the STEAM-A-THON in LoHud
STEAM-A-THON on News 12
ThinkSTEAM’s First Workshop at YWCA in Washington State
What Do You Want to Be?
Northern Examiner News
The Arizona Star
Introduction to App Inventor and Career Panel at Accenture NYC
Tours and Demos at Google NYC
Yorktown News – 3D Printing Workshop
Jothi Ramaswamy, ThinkSTEAM’s Founder/CEO, presenting at Girls Rock STEM 2017!
What girls had to say about our Python workshop at Facebook NY…
ThinkSTEAM Accomplishments – Daily Voice Article
New York Times
WGCH Radio Interview – Lisa Wexler Show
BOCES MakerSpace Workshop – Nov 2, 2015