Spring Semester of Girls Who Code starting soon at Loyola University Chicago
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. We strive to create gender parity in computing fields. We believe that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields. (girlswhocode.com)
WHY DOES GIRLS WHO CODE MATTER?
Tech jobs are among the highest-paying and fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind.
While girls’ interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop-off happens between the ages of 13-17.
The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women. Today, that number is just 18%.
By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing-related fields. US graduates are on track to fill just 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.
WHO IS GIRLS WHO CODE FOR?
Any student studying in 6th to 12th grades is welcome to apply and classes are free! No coding experience is necessary! Students who attend must commit to being at 80% of our meetings to retain their GWC membership.Meetings will be held on Saturdays starting February 10th until April 14, 2018, at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore campus in Roger’s Park.
WHAT DO CLUBS TEACH?
Project-based computer science - Students learn core concepts through projects based on their interests, such as music, art, or games.
Sisterhood - Students join our supportive and diverse #squad of amazing girls!
Role Models - Students meet female engineers at the world’s leading companies.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS
- Learn and Develop Fun Based Projects Using Scratch / Python/ Web Technologies
- Participate at internationally recognized Technovation challenge (http://technovationchallenge.org/)
- Be a part of Loyola Community and interact with Loyola Professors, Students & Advisors
- Visit Tech Companies in Chicago
New GWC sessions will start on Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Masters Computer Science | Graduate Fellow CTSDH
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Instructor | Girls Who Code
Prof. Elizabeth Hopwood