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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in San Francisco Bay Area

Local Region:

Peninsula

Location:

28 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
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Phone:

N/A

Contact Name:

Girls Who Code

Website:

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Subjects:
Computer Science
Type:
Intern / Lab Volunteer
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
High School Juniors and Seniors
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
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7 weeks
Description:
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program embeds 20 rising high school juniors and seniors inside a technology company or university setting from 9-4PM each day. Here, young women get hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Project-based curricular modules allow participants to build products and develop innovative solutions designed to inspire an interest in and encourage their pursuit of computer science.

Daily classroom instruction is paired with talks, demos, and workshops led by inspiring female entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, designers, and computer science majors who serve as mentors and role models throughout the program, each aligned with the subject matter discussed that week. Field trips to the tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, AT&T, Gilt Groupe, Foursquare, and the News Corp allow the young women to envision a future for themselves in this career and begin networking with those in the field.

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program curriculum is designed and research-proven to engage and encourage young women in computer science. Each topic, activity and speaker is chosen to empower the young women with the skills to contribute to their schools and communities.
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Check official program website
Target Group:
This program is intended for 10th or 11th grade high school students with all levels of coding experience.
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Yes
Other
Requirements:
AN APPLICANT MUST: · Be a current sophomore or junior in high school · Be a U.S. resident · Commit to attending the full 7-week program in their respective location. The program runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm daily. · Commute to and from the program every day. Girls Who Code will work with participants to coordinate transportation support as needed. Housing and travel considerations for non-local students are not provided.
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 12:58 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!