AiC Members in the News (October 2020)
AiC Community Member Ria Doshi wrote the book series The Code Detectives, featuring young women who use technology to solve mysteries in their community, as a way to help girls from diverse backgrounds see themselves in computing. Ria was recently named one of The Mars Generation’s 24 Under 24 Global Leaders in STEM. Find out what inspires Ria in this KRON-4 interview.
“She just decided at some point she was going to go forward and figure this out and be a computer programmer.” // In this Chicago Tribune profile, meet AiC Community Member Loreen Tumeh, and find out how her passion and persistence helped her overcome obstacles and succeed at coding.
As part of a Girl Scouts Gold Award project focused on increasing access to STEM opportunities for girls, AiC Community Member Madalyn Nguyen started a FIRST Robotics program at a middle school in a low-income neighborhood, founded the Society of Women Engineers Club for high school students, organized a Girls in STEM Inspiration Day… and more! Get the full story here.
“Her face lights up as the code she had been struggling with for seemingly so long finally worked.” // In this blog post, AiC Community Member Joyce Garofalo reflects on the lessons she learned through leading an AspireIT program that offered free coding courses to underrepresented low-income students between the ages of 8 and 11.