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Penn sophomore introduces tech-savvy middle school girls to programming

Using funding from her AspireIT prize—an award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) that included a $5,000 grant—Katie Miller was able to bring a similar program to the University as part of the Penn Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (Penn GEMS) summer camp. Her session on programming was a first for Penn GEMS, which is now in its sixth year.

[ via Penn Current ]


NCWIT AspireIT Program Brings Girls into Tech during Critical Middle School Years

In its 2013-2014 pilot year, NCWIT AspireIT will grant more than $100,000 to 24 programs — including summer camps, after-school programs, clubs, and weekend workshops — providing more than 25,000 instruction hours to more than 800 girls in 15 states. At full scale, NCWIT AspireIT is on-track to serve more than 8,000 middle school girls per year, providing high-quality, inspiring, computing education and outreach with long-term impact.

[ via PRWeb ]