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 nearly 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
During the two 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 2015.
The camp is 2 weeks, 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 co-directors (Dr. Courtney Lamar and Prof. Velma Latson) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: We are at capacity for the 2016 GWW Camp. We are no longer accepting registrations.