This summer, NCWIT launched a new pilot program, NCWIT AspireIT, that addresses the lack of women in technology by actively engaging middle school girls with computing. NCWIT AspireIT pairs female high school and college computing students with local colleges and K-12 education non-profits to create and run technology outreach programs for middle school girls. NCWIT AspireIT is supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.
Read about many of these AspireIT programs from this pilot round, written from the perspective of the girls who led them. We hope you’ll find them energetic and inspiring; we certainly look forward to seeing the impact that the AspireIT programs make on both the leaders and the students. Here’s a roundup of the blog posts, as well as some press in which we’ve seem them featured.
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Bri Chapman: Illinois AspireIT Camp: GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math & Science)
Dr. Sarah Lee: – AspireIT Bulldog Bytes
Naomi Shah: AspireIT in Oregon: FACT Camp
Hannah + Rachel Tipperman: Robot Springboard at Drexel University
Tracey Lanham: Making a Difference | Girls, Technology, and Social Change
Savannah Loberger: Robots, Glitter, and a New Spin on STEM
Sruti Modekurty: Who Run the World? Girls! And Robots.
Engineering Field Notes: GEMS: A Camp That Gets Girls Excited About CS
University of Illinois News: GEMS Camp Introduces Middle School Girls to Computer Science
Penn Current: Penn Sophomore Introduces Tech Savvy Middle School Girls to Programming
District Administration: Pilot Program Introduces Female Students to Technology
ABC Local San Francisco: UC Davis Camp Encourages Tomorrow’s Female Engineers