STEM/Tech Events 2018-19
Troy High School Cyber Defense Program
Troy High School is serious about cybersecurity education, and we proudly host a 4 year cybersecurity academic program. We are also the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS in the high school CyberPatriot competition.Our 40 cybersecurity seniors this year who will be looking for colleges and universities that are offering cybersecurity degrees, programs, or classes. If your college offers cybersecurity educational opportunties, please forward the BEST point of contact and any available details to Mr. Allen Stubblefield, our cyber defense teacher and coach.
ChickTech: High School is a free year-long series of opportunities for 100 high school girls. We would love to have your students participate. This program is much more than just an opportunity to learn about tech careers. In addition to participating in fun, hands-on technical workshops throughout the year, participants will have the opportunity to network with technologists across Orange County. The program is a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from Orange County and surrounding areas.
Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. What began with 20 girls in the heart of New York City, Girls Who Code will reach 40,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states by the end of this year.
The demographic of Girls Who Code is the demographic of our nation. From Clubs in rural Oklahoma, to homeless shelters in Massachusetts, to the country’s most prestigious private schools—girls everywhere are united by their passion to use technology to solve problems in their day-to-day lives and make a positive impact on the world.
At Girls Who Code, we believe the gender gap in technology is an issue we must all come together to solve. With your support, we will continue to build a future where our next generation of girls and boys will prosper through creativity, through bravery, and through teamwork.
Girls Who Code CampusGirls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, College Loops program and New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 states and several US territories.To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com/campusThe 9th Annual It Girls Overnight Retreat
Sunday, October 6 - Monday, October 7, 2019Greetings from Syracuse!Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual It Girls Overnight Retreat hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies - the iSchool.We want your students to apply to this interdisciplinary hands-on program that engages female students interested in business, communications, engineering, data, information, and critical thinking. The It Girls program touches on all these areas and gives students a sneak-peek of Syracuse University and the iSchool.Know a student who might be interested? Encourage them to apply!Priority Application Deadline - August 1, 2019*
Final Application Deadline - September 22, 2019Application Requirements
Check out highlights from the 2018 It Girls Retreat:What Happens at It Girls?
- Must be a female high school junior or senior during fall 2019
- Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.4+
- Complete the It Girls application by the final deadline
Please note: this is not exclusively a coding program. Elements of code will be explored, along with other information technology topics."The late-night challenge was especially memorable! I went back to my math teacher at school and related the graphing designs to what we were learning in class. This overnight and my previous visits to Syracuse have made me feel certain of my choice to apply early decision to the iSchool."
- Take a college class taught by iSchool faculty member
- Experience hands-on workshops that mirror the iSchool curriculum
- Participate in a collaborative technology project
- Attend a dinner banquet and hear from motivating and inspirational women in the IT industry
- Attend a sleepover in a hotel
- Face your fears with an indoor ropes course and team building activities
- Meet girls from all over the country that are just as interested in information technology as you are
- It Girls 2018 participant
STEM Program | Fullerton College
The STEM Success Learning Community (STEM SLC) is a program that assists first time students as they navigate the rigorous curriculum associated with STEM major/career pathways. Our STEM SLC gives new students the opportunity to be part of a community of learners within a supportive environment. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get extra support as you start your college career (see flyer below)! Application will be open Spring 2020! Email STEM@fullcoll.edu for questions.
Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)
September 19–21 and October 27-29
Deadline to Apply: August 12, 2019The Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) program provides high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors with an opportunity to travel to campus, stay in our residence halls, visit classes, learn about on-going research, complete an admission interview, and much more. The FAST program is FREE (including overnight accommodations, meals, and transportation to campus).The FAST program is intended for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM – women, underrepresented minorities, students from low income or rural backgrounds, students with disabilities, students who are first-generation to college.
Things to know
FAST invitees will:
- Get an inside-look into Harvey Mudd by spending almost two days on our campus.
- Learn about the HMC experience from current Harvey Mudd students, professors, and deans.
- Interact with other college-bound students from around the nation who share their passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Receive a fee waiver for their 2019 first-year application to HMC.
ResourcesExplore curated digital skills resources from digital literacy courses to computer science tutorials and more.
Irvine, Calif., March 30, 2016 — UC Irvine is launching an official e-sports initiative this fall, the first of its kind at a public research university. A state-of-the-art arena equipped with high-end gaming PCs, a stage for League of Legends competitions and a live webcasting studio will be constructed at the Student Center, and as many as 10 academic scholarships will be offered to students on the team.
“UCI eSports will be built on four pillars: competition, academics, entertainment and community,” said Thomas Parham, vice chancellor for student affairs. “We hope to attract the best gamers from around the world, and our academic programs in computer gaming science, digital arts, computer science, engineering, anthropology, law, medicine, neuroscience and behavior create a strong foundation for research and inquiry related to gaming.”
The gaming center will also give non-team students a chance to participate in fun leisure activities on campus while balancing academic and research endeavors, he added.
UCI is home to a dedicated gaming community. A recent survey of students found that 72 percent identify as gamers and 89 percent support the creation of an e-sports team. College Magazine ranked UCI the No. 1 school for gamers in 2015. The Association of Gamers boasts the highest membership of any student club on campus, and the computer game science major in the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences is the largest in the country.
In addition, UCI’s Institute for Virtual Environments & Computer Games facilitates multidisciplinary research projects in the fields of anthropology, art, computer science, engineering, history, medicine, psychology, science and technology.
Los Angeles-based Riot Games – the studio behind League of Legends – has pledged its support for the eSports initiative and will work with UCI to offer a premium League of Legends gaming experience.
“The UCI community is one of over 300 student-run gaming clubs we currently support,” said Ramon Hermann, head of the collegiate program at Riot Games. “We’re honored to work with UCI to create a permanent home for gamers on campus and hope this will inspire similar programs at colleges and universities across North America.”
Custom gaming computer maker iBuyPower is equipping the 3,500-square-foot eSports arena with 80 of its high-end gaming PCs loaded with the most popular video game titles. Also available for classes and research projects, the Student Center space will be a major hub for social and competitive gaming in Southern California. UCI’s League of Legends team will compete in next year’s collegiate tournaments.
STEM Summer Programs
Now Accepting Applications!
Berkeley Chemistry, Research, Academics,
and Mentoring (B-CRAM!)
July 19 - August 1, 2020B-CRAM! is a unique 2-week summer experience designed for motivated high school students entering grade 9 through 12 who are passionate about the chemical sciences and wish to excel their understanding of what college-level academics and life will be like. Students will experience intense immersion in each of the following areas over the two weeks.
Research. Step into the actual laboratories that conduct the cutting-edge and award-winning research the College of Chemistry is famous for. Find out why we are ranked the #1 chemistry program in the world!
Academics. Learn one-half or 8-weeks of the regular semester’s inorganic chemistry lecture and lab course over the two weeks, which will be taught by the same faculty who teach UC Berkeley students. The course will provide unparalleled and excellent preparation for doing well in AP Chemistry or college-level chemistry.
Mentoring. Experience Berkeley student life, tutoring, and advising from undergraduate UC Berkeley students who also serve as our program resident advisors.
All-inclusive program costs are $5,500, which includes instruction, room/board, excursions, class and laboratory materials, airport transfer from SFO, and program materials. There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available to accepted, underrepresented students.
Apply Now at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/2020bcramFor more information, please go to https://chemistry.berkeley.edu/gold/bcram