NU Splash – Educational Opportunity for Students at Northwestern deadline March 29th

See message below from NU:

From: Northwestern Splash <splash>

NU Splash is hosting a day of conventional and unconventional classes at Northwestern on Saturday, April 6th, and all high school students are welcome to attend! We encourage Lane Tech students to come and sample from 81 classes on everything from dance to electron microscopy of E. Coli to Greek mythology. Would you be able to help spread word about this event by forwarding the attached flyer and course catalog to any students who might be interested? Students can sign up on our website below:

https://nusplash.learningu.org/learn/index.html

Cheers,
Michael and the Splash Team

flyer.pdf

course_catalog.pdf

Kode with Klossy Camps for Young Women

See message below:

Hello!

I’m reaching out on behalf of Kode With Klossy, a national non-profit who hosts two-week camps across the country to teach young women to code and inspire them to pursue their passions in a tech-driven world.

We are thrilled to share that we will be hosting free two-week long coding camps in Chicago for young women aged 13 -18 on July 8- July 19.

As a leader in computer science education, we wanted to share this opportunity with your community. We hope that the young women you reach or who participate with other STEAM organizations in your network might wish to apply to our free summer program.

In our two-week camp, young women learn to build web or mobile applications in a collaborative and creative environment focused on fostering community. In addition to direct learning, we host inspiring women in technology as part of a speaker series. The program is 100% free for students including laptops, lunches/snacks as well as transportation stipends, if/as needed.

Our application deadline is March 31 11:59 PST. Young women can apply through a quick, easy and creative application at kodewithklossy.com/apply!

Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to share this program with any other groups working with young women in your area. Attached please find a printable flyer that can be hung or otherwise circulated and shared that provides a brief overview of the program with our 2019 cities.

Our gratitude for your support and partnership. We hope to work together to empower young women, who will change the world. Let’s get them there by reaching them how to code.

Best,

Kariann

KODE WITH KLOSSY INFO

Founded in 2015 by Karlie Kloss, Kode With Klossy hosts free two-week summer camps around the country that offer young women aged 13-18 to learn how to code. This opportunity creates learning experiences for young women that increase their confidence and leadership aptitude and inspires them to pursue their passion in a technology-driven world. It fosters an environment for these young women to build meaningful connections in a diverse and enthusiastic community.

Find Kode With Klossy on Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

NxtGen High School Summer Tech Program at IIT

Please tell your students…
Illinois Institute of Technology invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend NxtGenTech Program in Summer 2019. Students will learn next generation technologies and tools and get a glimpse of the future of the Internet, computing, and the next wave of emerging technologies.
High School Summer Tech Courses – Chicago and Wheaton
Cybersecurity
Defensive Hacking
Cybersecurity
Offensive Hacking
Introduction to Hardware, Software & Networking
Game Development and Programming
Raspberry Pi – Intro
& Build a Gaming Pi
Intro to 2-way Ham Radio, Raspberry Pi & Electronics
IoT – Build a Smart House
Home Security System
Augmented Reality Application Development
IoT – Build a Gondola with
a Continuous Servo Motor
1-3 Day Courses in Chicago & Wheaton
  • All programs take place at Illinois Institute of Technology and are led by Illinois Tech faculty members or staff with assistance from select IIT students.
  • Course Fee includes lunch daily.
  • Questions? Contact nxtgen | 312.567.5900
  • Website: appliedtech.iit.edu/nxtgen
Illinois Institute of Technology | 10 W 35th Street, Suite 14B, Chicago, IL 60616
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Illinois Computer Science Sail 2019

See note below from the Illinois Computer Science Sail team.

Hi,

We are the staff of Illinois Computer Science Sail. Sail is an annual event that introduces high school students to computer science and student life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year, it will take place Saturday, April 6th from 9AM-6PM at Siebel Center. The event is completely free to students, and we will offer transportation to and from the Metra station in Naperville, Union station in Chicago, Oakbrook Mall, and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

Registration opens for students on March 11th and closes on March 31st.

If possible, we would love it if you could share our event with your students to encourage them to come to Sail! We strongly encourage students to register early, as buses will fill up! Additionally, registering will enter them in a raffle for free prizes! We have attached a flyer to this email with more information about the event.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at cs-sail or visit our website at sail.cs.illinois.edu.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Regards,
Sail Staff

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Open!

High School Seniors and Transfer Students

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5OKFZO-B245C4gbjfs_AaT9MfQYVUfFB_yNRXc38zsVO7yw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Qualifications:
• Applicant must be a female.
• The applicant’s home must be in a zip code with these three numbers as the first three digits: IL 600-608, 610-611, and 613; IN 463-466.
• For the Fall 2018 semester, the applicant must be a freshman, re-entry or transfer student accepted into an engineering or computer science program at an accredited college or university.
• The applicant’s unweighted grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. All Schools on a 5.0 Scale must recalculate the student’s GPA on a 4.0 scale. If transcripts with weighted GPAs are submitted, your application will not be scored. Make sure your school submits transcripts with unweighted GPAs.
• School Transcripts must be sent by your school. School Officials can submit Transcripts via e-mail as a .pdf or docufide to: SWE Scholarship Committee at swechicagoscholarship

Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2019 by 11:59pm (CST).
• Letters of Recommendation can be submitted by .pdf file to swechicagoscholarship by April 15, 2019. Do not submit more than two (2) Letters of Recommendation. Only 2 will be submitted to Judges.
• Scholarship winners will be notified via telephone in late May, all other applications will receive an email indicating selection has been completed.
• Winners will be required to provide proof of enrollment into an engineering program at an accredited university.
• Winners will be required to submit their Fall 2019 tuition bill. The Fall 2018 Class Schedule must be dated after September 4th (after classes begin) and is due before October 31, 2019.
• Scholarship recipients and their families are expected to attend the Awards Reception, to be held the first/second week in June.
• Be sure to check out the additional SWE Scholarships at http://www.swe.org!

Thank you for your interest in our program, and good luck!

Emily Koss and Alexis Brown
Scholarship Committee Chairs
E-Mail for questions and comments: swechicagoscholarship or swe-crs-scholarship

Wed. March 20: Intelligent Software Engineering – Synergy between AI and Software Engineering

PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT LOCATION, IT IS NOT ON THE LOYOLA WATER TOWER CAMPUS

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Tao Xie
Intelligent Software Engineering: Synergy between AI and Software Engineering

Speaker: Tao Xie, Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

5:45 pm Social Hour
Food and drink sponsored by:
GOTO Chicago 2019 Conference

6:30 pm Presentation

Loyola University Lake Shore Campus
Cudahy Science Hall, Room 202

Lake Shore Campus map

Lake Shore campus transportation options

Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public

See a Bellydancing Wookie and Raise Money for Lane CS!

Lane Tech students, staff, and family members only:Get $10 tickets (60% off!). Use code LANECS at checkout.

Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a brand-new production of fire, nerdery, and wonder every other month! We’ll pay tribute to everything from the X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Wonder Woman, Super Mario Bros to Sandman. It’s a veritable cornucopia of nerdy delights. (But not the kind you have to fight to the death for.)

“Artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture.” – Broadway World

“This is exactly how you wanted to see a Wookiee your entire life!” – WGN-TV

Raks Geek: Geek + Bellydance + FireFriday, March 8 at 10pm (doors at 9:30pm)
Under the Gun Theater
956 W. Newport Ave. | Chicago
Special Ages 14+ Show!

Learn more: http://raksgeek.com/#shows
Door Prize: Win swag and weekend passes to C2E2!

A portion of proceeds from this show will go to Lane Tech Computer Science!