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Area Elementary Students Invited to Feb. 11 Girls' Geek Day at STAB

Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 01, 2017 – St. Anne's-Belfield School will host a Girls' Geek Day for area elementary school girls on Saturday, Feb. 11. Students are invited to join this free community event designed to spark girls' interests in technology and computing, and will be able to access collaborative, hands-one environments to investigate topics from coding to make-your-own silly putty. 


"We hope that through the hands-on activities and the variety of role models they will encounter during Girls' Geek Days, that we are nurturing an inclusive community and sense of belonging while helping girls develop their own STEM-related identity," said Kim Wilkens, co-instructor of computer science at St. Anne's-Belfield School and founder of Charlottesville non-profit Tech-Girls.


The first Girls' Geek Day was held in 2013, the creation of Albemarle County Schools teacher Paula White. Today, White and Wilkens work together with community organizations and volunteers to hold and support monthly events across the area during the school year. 


To register for the Feb. 11 event, please visit


St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Seventeen countries are represented in the student body, with 40 percent of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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