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  • Status
    Completed!
    Wendy Powley

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    July 22, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 24, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Introduce local high school students to Android App Development and the challenges of the development of Ultra-large Scale Systems.

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    Organization
    Queen's University
    Department
    School of Computing
    City
    Kingston, Ontario Canada
    Additional Activity Info
    Used App Inventor to teach Android App development. Also had speakers from a project on Delivering Ultra-large Scale services talk to the kids about Security, Cloud and characteristics of Android Apps found in the App store.
    Goal tag(s): 
    Outreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 3, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 3, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    To utilize paired programming techniques with teaching mother/daughter pairs and big sister/little sister pairs the constructs of programming with the Scratch program.

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    Organization
    Hodges University's WITH US (Women in Technology, Hodges University Students) Group
    Department
    Fisher School of Technology
    City
    Fort Myers
    State
    FL
    Additional Activity Info
    We used the Scratch program to deliver a unique paired programming experience for mothers, daughters, and sisters. Providing workbooks of activities, we challenged the participants to learn basic functionality of the Scratch program and then apply the skill sets they learned to build a unique program that solved a problem within their life or community. Allowing the participants time to work through a set of standard skills activities gave them the confidence they needed to embrace the end project where they needed to apply critical thinking skills in addition to their newly learned programming skills. Pairing the participants with family members gave them quality time to spend together working on a mutual project with the expectation that they would encourage each other to get involved with additional programming activities after the lunch and learn.
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    January 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 1, 2015
    Goal statement: 
    Hodges University will work toward setting up and maintaining a program/computer camp for high school students to provide insight into the technology field for young ladies that have had little to no previous exposure to technological fields of study.

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    Organization
    Hodges University
    Department
    Fisher School of Technology
    City
    Ft. Myers
    State
    FL
    Additional Activity Info
    We will provide the computer classrooms and instruction for the students to learn and experience programming through programs such as Scratch, Kodu, and App Developer; We will focus on paired learning.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachAdvising/CounselingEvaluatingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Lynda Louis

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    October 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    In the upcoming years I will commit to distribute NCWIT materials and resources to local junior and senior high schools (up to 4) & 2 community colleges in the area. Through dissemination of these resources, we hope to inform girls & counselors of opportunities in CS & hopefully steer them to Dillard University.

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    Organization
    Dillard University
    Department
    STEM/Computer Science Program
    City
    New Orleans
    State
    LA
    Additional Activity Info
    Involve our CS faculty & female CS majors in identifying the 4 schools. Set up meetings with school administration & appointments to meet with the young ladies at the junior high schools and senior high schools. Set up a meeting with CS instructors of community college.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Khallai Taylor

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    June 17, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 21, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Created a 1 week summer camp for kids ages 7-12. Introduced the community to visual computing in a fun way by using Scratch. Students learned about data types, variables, loops and select statements while learning collaboratively. By the end of the camp students created a video game or interactive story that they shared with peers and parent's the last day of camp. Students were awarded future programmers in training paper certificates.

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    Organization
    Triton College
    Department
    Computer Information Systems
    City
    River Grove
    State
    IL
    Additional Activity Info
    Visual programming for middle schoolers. Community outreach.
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    In progress
    Sharon Burlingame

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    August 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 15, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    I would like to implement a realistic C4C initiative designed to increase the positive perception of high school counselors, high school girls & their parents/guardians that think computing and/or IT careers are a great choice.

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    Organization
    Pellissippi State Community College
    Department
    Business and Computer Technology
    City
    Knoxville
    State
    TN
    Additional Activity Info
    Involve peer faculty; school recruiters, advisors; enrollment professionals.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Lisa Sandoval

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    June 24, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Review NCWIT materials for comment to revise resource materials.

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    Organization
    Seattle Central Community College
    Department
    Business Information Technology & Creative Arts
    City
    Seattle
    State
    WA
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    In progress
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    December 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Promote activities with the goal of increasing women enrolled in CS major & CS minor programs to 33%.

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    Organization
    Villanova University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Villanova
    State
    PA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    In progress
    Jen Rosato

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 31, 2015
    Goal statement: 
    Educate faculty about mindset research and its impact on student motivation and achievement. Faculty incorporate growth mindset activities in their classrooms.

    Meta

    Organization
    College of St. Scholastica
    Department
    CIS/CS
    Additional Activity Info
    Purchased EducatorKit site license from MindsetWorks and the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. Host a kickoff meeting for the online training to make sure everyone can get registered and logged into the online course. Walk through the introduction model and distribute books. Send reminder emails about the training each week. Host a follow up meeting, including an annotated bibliography of relevant research. Provide stipends or other incentive for implementing a change in the classroom. Assess change in mindset by administering pre/post mindset surveys to faculty and students.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Rachel Ramsay

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    June 16, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 19, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Provide a tech and computer summer camp for girls ages 8-18.

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    Organization
    Dixie State University
    Department
    Computer Information Technology
    City
    St. George
    State
    UT
    Additional Activity Info
    This camp is currently schedule for this summer June 16-19. See camps.dixie.edu and girls-go-digital.com
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingMentoringRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Lakshmi Iyer

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 6, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    I would like to be involved on the NCWIT soc. science adv. committee as I am conducting research on "Persistence in Computing Education"

    Meta

    Organization
    University of North Carolina - Greensboro
    Department
    Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
    City
    Greensboro
    State
    NC
    Additional Activity Info
    Create messages/info packets for counselors to establish an encouraging environment for girls to be involved in computing.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreach
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Robert Walker

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    July 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Find funding to send students to Grace Hopper.

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    Organization
    Kent State University
    Department
    School of Digital Sciences
    City
    Kent
    State
    OH
    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Kathryn Moland

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 3, 2010
    Goal statement: 
    Increase the number of women in our CIS program by 50%. Once in the program we do graduate them. But only a few graduate because only only a few select CIS major as a major. We have about 14 females.

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    Organization
    Livingstone College
    Department
    Computer Information Systems
    City
    Salisbury
    State
    NC
    Additional Activity Info
    Seed Fund Round 9 Student Seed Fund
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Not yet started
    W. Brett McKenzie

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 1, 2016
    Goal statement: 
    Host a small colleges Academic Alliance sub-group conference primarily for North East colleges & universities.

    Meta

    Organization
    Roger Williams University
    Department
    CIS/WEBDEV
    City
    Bristol
    State
    RI
    Goal tag(s): 
    Raising Awareness
  • Status
    Completed!
    Maureen Doyle

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    February 8, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Host a regional conference for technical women from the general KY area and Cincinnati.

    Meta

    Organization
    Northern Kentucky University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Highland Heights
    State
    KY
    Additional Activity Info
    This conference is coordinated by faculty from many area universities
    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Linda Ott

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    August 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 30, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Encourage high school girls to pursue CS in college.

    Meta

    Organization
    Michigan Technological University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Houghton
    State
    MI
    Goal tag(s): 
    Recruiting
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Maureen Biggers

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    February 28, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    To organize IN-Women in Computing. Regional Conference for spring 2014.

    Meta

    Organization
    IU School of Informatics and Computing
    Department
    Diversity, Inclusion & Education
    City
    Bloomington
    State
    IN
    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Susan Rodger

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    June 26, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2015
    Goal statement: 
    I've written guidelines on how to write a Wikipedia biography with the intent to get more pages up on notable women in computing, and also to get more women writing Wikipedia pages (they are mostly written by men). I've also created a spreadsheet of notable women in computing (about 300 women) and the status of their Wikipedia page (whether they have one and if so, if it needs work) I'm looking for volunteers to help me write such pages and help with the status of women's pages.

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    Organization
    Duke University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Durham
    State
    NC
    Additional Activity Info
    Here is the guide and list of women Wikipedia page status: http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/wikipedia/
    Goal tag(s): 
    Raising Awareness
  • Status
    Completed!
    Janell Straach

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 26, 2013

    Meta

    Organization
    UT Dallas
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Richardson
    State
    TX
    Additional Activity Info
    Residential camp for girls.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Nannette Napier

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 22, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 31, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Bring high school girls to our campus for a computing event during the academic year.

    Meta

    Organization
    Georgia Gwinnett College
    Department
    Information Technology
    City
    Lawrenceville
    State
    GA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach

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