We are needing STEM leaders who will present hands-on experiences related to their own work, in order to enthuse rising eighth-grade girls about the leaders' careers or research. Thus, they would design the curriculum, but I’d be happy to discuss it with them. For the week-long core classes, we have curriculum for two classes, app writing and cybersecurity (for which we need teachers, too), but any others would be designed by the teacher. This will take place at NMT in Socorro.
Know some technical high school girls? Encourage them to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and once they submit their applications, receive a $10 Starbucks gift card as our thanks if you encourage more than 2 students! Hurry! You only have one week to complete this challenge!
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Sharing Package for 2015-2016 High School Aspirations Award. Includes:
- mini poster announcing award
- press release sample
- 1-page High School award information sheet
- 1-page Educator Award information sheet
- Sample Social Media Posts
- Full size HS Award Poster
The NCWIT AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program is currently looking for volunteers to help review applications!
Reviewers typically spend 2-3 hours to review applications. We will assign applications on July 20, 2015 and you will have until July 27, 2015 to complete your reviews. Applications are read and scored online at your own pace and detailed instructions are provided. You do not need technical experience to review AspireIT program applications.
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.
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s is hosting the 21st Annual YMCA Thingamajig® Invention Convention on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 9a.m. until 3p.m. at the Prince George’s County Show Place Arena/Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Last year’s event attracted over 3,800 children, ages 5-14 from the metropolitan Washington region.