Girls Who Will… (GWW), a summer program for middle- and high-school girls, has provided Computer Science Education to girls in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. In 2011, twenty-seven (27) girls, completed the GWW Program. During the week-long program, participants created mobile apps using AppInventor and designed and implemented digital games using Scratch. In 2012, twenty-six (26) middle and high school girls participated in a two-week version of GWW. Since then, we have provided CS education to more than 100 young ladies.
Our goal is to :
- Share Our Passion about Computer Science, Computing, and Technology with middle and high school girls
- Provide A Foundation upon which girls can use as the basis for making career decisions
We have modified our program format to include one-week camps for each group. Our camp schedule this year:
- Middle School Camp: June 19-23, 2017
- High School Camp: June 26-30, 2017
During the one-week program, girls learn about topics such as:
- Computer Science – career opportunities for women in CS and computing
- Webpage Design – use HTML to create webpages
- Cybersecurity – safe online usage, data encryption/decryption techniques
- 3D Printing and CAD Modeling – design of 3D objects
- Wearable Computing – Arduino and simple circuit design
GWW includes BSU undergraduate and graduate students who worked as near-peer technical mentors, and AA women PhDs who served as career professionals. We’re looking forward to hosting more young ladies in summer 2017.
The camp is one week for each group, Monday – Friday, from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. The camp meets in the Computer Science Building at Bowie State University.
For additional information, please email the camp director, Dr. Courtney Lamar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.