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Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University

Our mission is to encourage excellence, diversity and Engaged Learning by providing a contemporary and accessible education in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, and by conducting research, scholarship and creative activity across these branches of knowledge. We endeavor to serve and engage the public and prepare our students to lead productive, responsible and satisfying lives in the region and global society.

Coastline Community College

Coastline Community College

Coastline Community College enables women in technology with the following initiatives. First and foremost, they have a partnership with University of California-Irvine Informatics Department. They share curriculum so our students can transfer as juniors to the university Informatics program. They have developed a brochure that is distributed to all of the local high schools and at career events and developed a recruitment video. Plus, they make presentations at the local high schools that include hands-on activities. We are planning to develop a tutoring program using upperclassmen from University of California-Irvine to help students with programming and math. We have a community in MYSPACE to generate interest in Computer Science. They use pairs programming and problem case-based learning to make the courses relevant to industry standards.

Code Circle

Code Circle is an international youth-driven nonprofit working to provide engaging, free courses to teach middle schoolers the design, logic, and engineering behind computer science.

  • Kyle Zolkin

Code.org

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Code/Interactive

Code/Interactive is a nonprofit that inspires the next generation of tech leaders from underserved communities with teacher professional development, school partnerships, entrepreneurship and mentorship events, and student opportunities.

  • Tom O'Connell

codeSpark Academy

codeSpark’s mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play. The company was inspired by co-founder Grant Hosford’s young daughters, two STEM loving ninjas who wanted to learn how computers work.  codeSpark is backed by Idealab and Kapor Capital. Their award winning virtual world called "The Foos" teaches the ABC’s of computer science through a combination of structured challenges and open-ended play. Characters and gameplay are carefully crafted to be gender neutral. The “no words" interface has allowed kids as young as 4 years old in over 150 countries to play. Geek dad founders Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet are both successful entrepreneurs. Grant is an expert in marketing and customer acquisition and Joe has been building world class kids' experiences for two decades.

Cogito

Artificial intelligence powered by behavioral science: Grounded in proven scientific theory and validated through millions of real-world data points, Cogito’s technology is helping create happier, healthier, more productive people.

  • Joe Moran

Colgate University

Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning. The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding.

College Board

College Board

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board serves students and their parents, high schools, and colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. The College Board is committed to equity, and achieves this through various studies of its tests, such as a longitudinal test comparing SAT-Verbal scores of men and women.

  • Lien Diaz

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation's top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College provides a creative and intellectually stimulating environment where students are challenged by a committed and caring faculty of 500 distinguished teacher-scholars, all in an incomparable setting. At the College of Charleston, students learn how to succeed and grow, both inside and outside the classroom. This comes from a rigorous exposure to the arts, sciences and humanities, and from dedication to achievement in education, business and other professional careers. It comes from a vibrant and enriching campus life that provides meaningful opportunities to become engaged and involved, to make a difference and to become a leader.

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