2012 "IT is for Girls” Summer Workshop or Camp
Dates of Workshop/Camp: July 16th to July 20th 2012
Imagine today’s world without computers. Computers and information technology have impacted every field you can imagine – business, manufacturing, health care, sports, entertainment including travel and tourism. We live in a digital world that opens new frontiers almost daily. New, exciting, IT related careers emerge such as Cyber Law, Gaming, Apparel design, Bioinformatics, etc. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that by 2016, five out of the top ten fastest growing jobs relate to IT (check out the FAQ page for more information). Most IT jobs require good skills in communication, problem solving, creativity, human interaction and collaboration – the kinds of skills most often attributed to women.
UNCG is currently working in collaboration with Guilford County Schools to increase awareness about IT education and careers among high-school girls in grades 9 through 11. Thanks to the grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), UNCG is able to offer this workshop/camp again for 2012 for a limited fee. Through hands-on activities, participants will:
All participants were able to take their projects home, as well as a copy of the SCRATCH software program. Please feel free to browse the websites for the previous workshops in the archives link.
Additional information on how to register your child can be found in the Registration Information section.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Lakshmi Iyer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.