Texas State University and Dripping Springs High School worked together last year on an IEEE funded STEM project that included university professors advising high school teachers and curriculum content for multi-disciplinary STEM courses for high school boys and girls. It included outreach to the high school girls robotic club.
The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County will launch its first foray into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) camps for our youth residents. The STEAM camps are one element of HOC Academy, which provides educational and workforce development opportunities for the families we serve. Historically, HOC has provided supportive services to low-income families in a myriad of ways.
The YWCA has been addressing the needs of women in America for over 175 years. For several decades the YWCA was the only integrated public space in Elyria. Throughout the years, the YWCA has changed its programming to meet the needs of the community. In 1995 the Elyria YWCA opened the first transitional housing shelter in Lorain county and now operates a permanent shelter for women with disabilities in downtown Lorain, OH.
We are offering to provide a Raspberry Pi workshop. This workshop will demonstrate basic programming skills and have a fun interactive element. It will include an introduction into python programming using the Raspberry Pi. It will also demonstrate some of the other functions of the Raspberry Pi and how it can be customized for further use. Python programming will be used to play and modify games such as Minecraft. It will give the attendees an opportunity to gain hands on experience in programming and resources for them to continue learning after the workshop.
The Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission can provide access to a small computer lab, food, drinks, space, and mentorship to assist with the program. The Housing Commission is a government funded public housing provider so we are uniquely qualified to assist with fiduciary responsibilities. The MPHC can also connect young girls living in poverty to near-peers and give them exposure to a whole new world of opportunity.
Program will be located in the Charleston, WV Metro area. Facilities and participants may not be an issue as I believe that leveraging with existing organizations makes this opportunity feasible. I currently have access to multiple facilities.
Program goals will be to bring awareness to IT opportunities including skill development, industry awareness, and career pathway opportunities.
TechGirlz is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing — and, we hope, ultimately eliminating — the gender gap in technology occupations.
We hold TechShopz (workshops) and an annual entrepreneurial summer camp aimed at giving middle-school girls hands-on experience with different kinds of technology and enable them to interact with women who have carved out successful careers in technology fields.
The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority is interested in partnering with a Program Leader to implement a technology opportunity for eligible young ladies who live in our public housing communities. We are able to contribute with in-kind matches for this program.
Calling all women who play an active role in women in computing organizations on or off campus! Qualcomm is hosting the EmpoweHERment Summit, from Thursday, July 16th to Saturday, July 18th, 2015 in San Diego, CA. The Aspirations Community will be sending 5 members, with travel costs covered by Qualcomm. If you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, June 14th with your major/year in school and 3-4 sentences to describe what you do to empower or support women in tech (e.g., at your university, internship, club, etc.)?