Trahan Talks Tech

News Article | November 26, 2019

By Nicole DeFeudis, Staff Writer for The Lowell Sun

FROM THE LOWELL SUN » For young students in the after- school Kids in Tech program, meeting Rep. Lori Trahan was encouraging, said Founder Olu Ibrahim.

Trahan spoke with around 10 Kids in Tech participants at the Coalition for a Better Acre on Nov. 6, about her experience as the only female executive at a private sector tech company, then fielded questions about her job in Congress.

“ It makes it more real, more tangible, everything that they’re learning … It makes it more exciting,” Ibrahim said of Trahan’s visit.

Kids in Tech, a Lowell- based provides afterschool STEM programming for about 70 students at three city locations. Kids meet once or twice per week to learn everything from graphic design to typing to robotics, Ibrahim explained. This year, they are building computers, which they will later learn to code and play games on.

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Representative David Nangle visits students at the Moody Elementary School with the Kids in Tech after-school Tech Club Program

Press Release | November 13, 2019

Lowell–On Tuesday, November 13, Representative David Nangle (D-Lowell), joined Kids in Tech at the Moody Elementary School to learn about the Kids in Tech STEM after-school programming. The students shared with Representative Nangle what they’ve done so far this year in Tech Club, including building their own video games.

The accessibility to STEM education that Kids in Tech provides is exactly what we need in our community right now. I’ve seen the city of Lowell transform in front of my very eyes and I’ve offered my full support through every step of the transition,” said Representative Nangle. “We are not the mill city anymore, we’re an innovation hub. Projects like bringing Kronos global headquarters here to Lowell don’t happen, never mind succeed, without ensuring programs like Kids in Tech have the resources they need to educate and excite our future tech leaders.

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Congresswoman Lori Trahan visits students at Coalition for a Better Acre with the Kids in Tech after-school Tech Club Program

Press Release | November 7, 2019

LOWELL – On Wednesday, November 6, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), joined Kids in Tech to speak on her experience as a tech executive and learn about the Kids in Tech STEM afterschool programming at Coalition for a Better Acre.

“As a member of the Education and Labor Committee, and as a former tech professional I’m so impressed by programs like Kids in Tech, and their mission of making STEM education more accessible to students in our district,” said Congresswoman Lori Trahan. “It’s vital that we show our kids that tech careers are in their reach, especially since we know that implementing STEM education early on leads to great paying jobs that are right here in our own backyard.”

The students shared with the Congresswoman what they’ve done so far in Tech Club, including building their own computers. They were excited to ask questions about Congress and what her job entails, including traveling to Washington D.C. on behalf of the district.

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