First TechArt Informational Meeting is today and is open to anyone interested!
Please see message below..
My name is Adriana Gerena and I am the High School Outreach chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One major part of my position is to host a High School Visitation program, in which we host students from Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds that are interested in engineering at U of I and teach them more about the field and show them why U of I is a good option. This program is absolutely free of charge to the student.
This is a great opportunity because Hispanic and Latinx students are an underrepresented minority in STEM fields, which is something that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is trying to change. SHPE’s mission statement is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our High School Visitation program contributes to this by exposing students who may not have access to a lot of STEM education to engineering challenges and have them interact with students of similar backgrounds that are currently studying engineering and can give advice on various aspects of college life.
This program will occur from November 14-17 and applications will close on the 25th of October. I hope that you will forward this application to any students that you think may be interested in this opportunity! I have linked the application below. Feel free to contact me at shpe.uiuc.outreach with any questions.
Please see message and flyer below:
My name is Blanca Sandoval, the Education Coordinator at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club. We are currently recruiting High School Students for our Northwestern Coding Program. Northwestern Computer Engineering students plan and implement activities and field trips for Program Participants.
-Starts Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Mind+Hand will be offering this 6-week, Introduction to Python course over the summer from June 17 – July 27th. The course is open to current rising juniors in high school through college students and adults looking to further their learning in programming. Included, you will find the syllabus, application form, and information session dates.
Please see message below from Maggie P. Miller at the Chicago Public Library. Note relevant attachments to this post.
This Summer, Teen Services has a Summer Challenge just for for Teens.
Here is how it works:
- Teens, ages 13-18, get a Bingo Card
- The theme is We Are Chicago: Your City, Your Summer, Your CPL (it has a local focus in some of the activities on the Bingo card )
- Play to Win! Get a Bingo Card, Finish a row, column, or diagonal of activities on your Bingo Card. You can complete activities on your own or by attending teen library programs. After your FIRST 5 squares, you can get a sportspack (while supplies last). Any additional 5 squares in a row, you can earn a ticket for 2 Citywide Raffle Drawings.
- Teens can sign up at Independence Library and receive bingo card. They can find me in YOUmedia to let me know when they’ve finished 5 squares and collect prizes.
- Raffles for major prizes will take place on July 20th and August 17th. They are Citywide, so I believe ticket will be pulled downtown (they’ll have more information on this soon). Raffle prizes include books, Bluetooth speakers, power banks, charging towers, and Google Play Gift Cards!
Teens can also apply to be a junior volunteer at the Independence Library this summer to assist the Children’s Librarians with the Summer Learning Challenge for Children. This entails sitting at the library SLC table, interacting with young children and parents and speaking with kids about what they’ve read, data entry, assisting the children’s librarians with craft and science programs and displays, raffle drawings, and so on. We are able to grant service learning credit for volunteering.
Maggie P. Miller | Teen Librarian – YOUmedia
Independence Branch | Chicago Public Library
4024 N. Elston Ave. | Chicago IL 60618
312-744-0900 | 312-744-1132