Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC) welcomes registration for its “Girls Who Code” middle school and high school Spring 2020 program. The first session of the new year is Sunday, February 9thSchedule and additional details.

Girls Who Code is a free program hosted by WICC consisting of weekly middle school and high school workshops for local students. We pair learning the fundamentals of Computer Science with exploring fun projects through software and hardware such as Scratch, Arduinos, and Ozobots. Our curriculum is based off that of Girls Who Code, and we are lucky enough to partner with Accenture to receive funding for all the cool things we do in Girls Who Code! Our classes boast anywhere between 10 and 20 students per semester. Both the middle school and high school classes have two co-leaders in charge, and we work with a set of dedicated college student volunteers to ensure that every Girls Who Code student gets the attention that they need to succeed. Our goal is to instill an appreciation for CS in every student, to develop their confidence, and to empower them to pursue their interests. We aim to show students that CS is about creativity and can be used to solve real-world problems.

Looking for more information? Email girlswhocode@cornell.edu

Women in Computing at Cornell strives to make computing inclusive for all. We aim to foster a supportive community of women* and allies equipped with the resources needed to recognize and overcome challenges. By creating opportunities for technical and leadership growth, we work to ensure that people of all identities are able to discover and pursue their interests and talents in order to positively impact the future of tech.

See also a recent profile of the "Girls Who Code" program—“The Code Busters”—from The Cornell Daily Sun:

Founded in 2013, Women in Computing at Cornell aims to increase the visibility of women in computing fields. The organization empowers and advises women in academic, social and professional settings and helps young girls pursue their passions in computing. One WICC program, the Girls Who Code Outreach Program, aims to solve the gender disparity in the tech industry. [Continue reading]