The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT.org) and Microsoft Research has selected to sponsor the University of Texas at Dallas’ Connect-Inspire-Guide Camp for female freshman students. The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards NCWIT’s Academic Alliance members at non-profit US institutions with start-up funds to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting and retaining young women in computing and IT.
This summer, the CS department will arrange a residential and overnight camp for female freshman students who have been accepted to UTD for the 2015 fall semester. The program is aimed to develop a community for the young women. They will be introduced to the computer science faculty, participate in hands-on activities, interact with peers with similar interests, and network with career professionals. The Project Principle Investigators are Prof. Janell Straach and Mary Partain.
Information regarding applying for the camp can be found here – Coding Camps in 11 weeks of Summer – Techy Girls Residential Camp