Virtual Hackathon June 24-25 for Young Women

B~STEM Project is ramping up for a 48 hour virtual hackathon We Hack Too powered by Microsoft on June 24-25 for young girls and women, in collaboration with Kelly Services OCG.

The 48 hour hackathon, includes a 1-day multi-city event on June 24th in Microsoft stores (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago and New York). Each city will be hosted by a local news reporter, leading tech professionals serve as mentors and judges. The 1-day event is a Product Development & Design Incubator experience where high school and college level teams pitch their product’s go-to-market strategy to judges at the end of the day.

We Hack Too Flyer.pdf

Lane Tech Women in CS Conference 2016

The Women in CS Conference 2016 Registration opens Monday! Everyone is welcome!

Want to network with computer science and technology gurus or learn "How to Be A Tech Billionaire" from our Keynote Speaker and Oracle Consulting Manager Lily Gulik? In an effort to recruit more students into the field of Computer science Lane Tech High School is hosting it’s second annual Women in Computer Science Conference. This conference is designed for any high school students to experience different avenues of computer science through workshops conducted by professional females in the CS field. Space is limited for the workshops, RSVP by February 3 by registering at: http://tinyurl.com/WCS2016Conf. PDF attached as well.

Conference details:
Lane Technical High School
February 6, 2016
Registration 8:30-9am
Conference 9-11:30AM
Questions/Clean up 11:30am-Noon

The Conference features workshops and speakers by Oracle, Power Reviews, 8th light and Girls Who Code. Each young woman will hear our Keynote Speaker Lily Gulik and attend two 40 minute computer science workshops.

Featured workshops:
Workshop: Intro Drawing with Processing
Workshop: Data Structures in Java
Workshop: What is Data Analytics?
Workshop: Intro into EarSketch-CS Through Music Remixing
Workshop: Intro Android App Development-Making a music App in Android Studio
Workshop: Visual Manipulation- Intro into Patterns of Design in Software

Women in CS Conference 2016.ppt

The Braven Awards – Free Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/420628058133942/

Come see an afternoon of brave storytelling. 7 women will be sharing their journeys entering tech and computer science. The live event will be filmed and used to inspire young people around the world to embrace fear and stay brave as they take on learning to code.

Sunday, November 15th from 1-2:30pm at Stage 773 (225 W Belmont Ave).

Cost is free! RSVP here: https://goo.gl/VMlUXp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0vl-vEKRmw

GEMS First Meeting – 10/21

Posted to the CS Blog, thanks! https://lanetechcs.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/gems-first-meeting-1021/

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Jeff Solin <jeff> wrote:

GEMS will host its first meeting after school on Wednesday, October 21 in the STEM Lab (124).

We’d also appreciate if you can mention the first meeting to your classes. If you have any girls who would be a good fit for the club, please encourage them to attend.

GEMS is a program that builds capacity in young women interested in the STEM fields. We educate our girls on how to be successful in these fields through field trips, guest-speakers, and service learning efforts.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lain, Ms. Whittaker, Ms. Gonzales or any STEAM teacher if you have any questions.

Flyer below.

GEMS First Meeting – 10/21

GEMS will host its first meeting after school on Wednesday, October 21 in the STEM Lab (124).

We’d also appreciate if you can mention the first meeting to your classes. If you have any girls who would be a good fit for the club, please encourage them to attend.

GEMS is a program that builds capacity in young women interested in the STEM fields. We educate our girls on how to be successful in these fields through field trips, guest-speakers, and service learning efforts.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lain, Ms. Whittaker, Ms. Gonzales or any STEAM teacher if you have any questions.

Flyer below.

Women Tech Founders event TONIGHT

Join the Fall ’15 Celebration: Women Tech Founders Live!

Stories of women who are leveraging tech to change the world.

October 19th, from 5:30-8:30pm, at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart

CoHosted with WiSTEM & Ms. Tech

Today’s women tech founders are using tech to change their world and the world of those around them. On Monday, October 19th you can hear 7 amazing founder stories… and learn how you can reach your dreams too.

Food & beverages will be included with your ticket.

Live videotaping and other media will capture both the stage and audience!

Please note: This event will have limited seating.

Tickets at http://womentechfounders.com/events/ (student tickets heavily discounted) and Flyer attached.

Bi-fold_WTF_OCT_11x8.5in.pdf

Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship

http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field–someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. The videos will be reviewed by a board of fifty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering. Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.

Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack–a 30-card expansion pack co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’sZach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

ChickTech in Chicago

Are you interested in bringing other girls to the world of code? Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Want to work with a passionate team for a good cause? Then you should consider leading the new chapter of ChickTech in Chicago. ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through our events, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry. You can find out more about us in the attached PDF as well as online at http://chicktech.org.

chicktech_overview.pdf