Floral Park Memorial High School 10th grader Sofia Beato earned a spot in the 2023 TechGirls Program. TechGirls, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aims to connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing them access and opportunities to advance their skills.
Sofia is among 15 American young women and 111 peers from 35 countries/territories competitively selected for this 25-day U.S.-based experience. The chosen TechGirls participate in an interactive technology camp at Virginia Tech University. They then join in community immersion and job shadow experiences in one of the following cities: Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit or Seattle. Following, they visit NASA and Capitol Hill and attend capstone events.
The program is scheduled to begin with an orientation in Washington, D.C. in July.