This week marks the annual Computer Science Education Week Dec. 7-13, a week designed to promote and encourage individuals of all ages, genders, and races to take interest in computer science. One of the main focuses of this year’s event is to close the gender gap by inspiring women to take on computer science (and STEM) related majors and vocations.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas sponsored the first Girls of Promise® Coding Summit at the Governor’s Mansion on December 9 as part of the #ARKidsCanCode initiative. The summit was attended by 150+ girls, grades 6 through 12, from 40 schools .
Are you interested in building things, drawing, using electronics, camping, riding roller coasters….? This video not only tells us how these interests can be tied into viable careers, but also gives stats of women currently in such positions.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday! To help us get the most out of our limited amount of time, we ask everyone registered to check out these handy logistics we’ve compiled.
We have 150 girls from across Arkansas registered for next Wednesday’s #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit! Unfortunately, that means that registration is now closed.
More than 100 girls had registered for the the #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit by Thursday afternoon and there are a few more of you who have been in discussions with us! If you haven’t already and are planning to, please hurry up and submit your registration forms. Registration will be closing soon.
Registration is filling up fast for the #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit. If your school is intending to bring students, please contact the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas ASAP.
The soft deadline to register 9th to 12th grade girls for the #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit is today and we have some amazing technology and education champions there to talk with them!
Back by popular demand: There are two opportunities this year so more people can participate. Space is limited for both. For Students K-12 students can register for an Hour of Code, an international model for introducing people to computer science. December…
As a past WFA staff member and Girls of Promise® project director, I am so proud to present this new website! While reviewing a draft of the new Women’s Foundation of Arkansas website with the staff, we decided that a stand-alone site…