AspireIT Summer Program Blog Post + Press Roundup
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.
Thanks so much to all who have supported us and continue to do so by sharing these stories!
- 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