Does your child love to tinker, design, and build things? Do they look at a problem and think, “How can I solve that?” Do they enjoy doing projects and working with their hands? Or, would you like your child to get some experience with engineering concepts and projects? If you answered “yes” to any of
Massachusetts is well known for its large number of universities and colleges located throughout the state. What parents might not know is that many offer summer courses and pre-college programs for high school students, run by individual departments or schools within the university. While some programs may also be offered by outside organizations that lease
It’s time for high school students to register for MIT’s annual Splash program, a very special learning experience for students. This long-running program has become MIT’s largest annual teaching and learning extravaganza. Register now! This year’s program runs November 23 and 24, 2019. I love to spread the word about MIT’s annual Splash program because
It’s time for high school students to register for MIT’s annual Splash program, a very special learning experience for students. Splash is held once a year on a weekend in November and students descend on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA to take a whole host of fascinating and intriguing classes on all kinds of subjects.
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science to girls in grades 3-5 and 6-12. Girls Who Code holds free coding clubs for girls throughout the U.S. during the school year. Members receive instruction from volunteer instructors in computer science, including project-based activities
I love to spread the word about MIT’s annual Splash program because it is such an incredible learning opportunity for high school students. Splash is held once a year in November on a weekend and students descend on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA to take fascinating and unusual classes about all kinds of subjects. This
I want to make you aware of an awards program open to 9-12 grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests. The Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) offers both a national and regional competition to increase young women’s participation in computing nationwide. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for
According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses account for 36% of all privately-held, non-farm companies in the U.S., up 27% from 2007. These statistics are positive and encouraging; however, it is commonly known that women lag behind men in the number of tech startups created and key technical roles held in companies. With technology being
It’s time to let your kids know that MIT’s very popular Splash weekend for high school students is open for registration. MIT sponsors Splash every November on its campus in Cambridge, MA and over the course of a weekend, high school students have the opportunity to take a wide variety of really interesting and unique
Coding clubs for girls. Great idea, right? For girls who like to code or for those who might be interested in learning to code, I want to introduce you to the Girls Who Code program, a non-profit organization that sponsors FREE coding Clubs around the country and teaches computer science to middle and high school girls.