1st Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who came out for a fun day – all of our players, sponsors and donors. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

 Equinox Counseling, LLC  

 Evelyn & Jim Rogers 

 Melissa Sampson 

 Schaeffer Energy, LLC 

 Encore Electric (Mark Fischbach) 

 Raymond & Jan Patschke Living Trust 

 Brunetti Family Charitable Foundation (Wayne & Molly) 

 Keltner Family Foundation 

 Dianne & Don Hunt 

 Kay & Sol Raso 

 Michelle Feavel 

Summer Coding Camp Highlights

Girls is STEM was thrilled to be able to provide this low-cost camp ($25 for two days) in partnership with uCodeGirl through a grant from the National Girls Collaborative Project.


This was a wonderful opportunity for middle school girls to build confidence and learn how to code in Scratch without any prior experience. Each student was able to create something personal and meaningful while applying universal computational thinking concepts in their projects. Along the way, we got to know each other and help each other out. And on the last day, every single girl got up and presented her work in front of her teachers and peers.


Variations on a Jukebox. Made from scratch, with Scratch!


Variations on a greeting card. Made from scratch, with Scratch!

Did you know? Scratch is a "Turing complete" programming language, which means it has the ability to execute any possible algorithm.


Before diving into the code, however - students got a thorough introduction to the history of computer science (including plenty of inspiring women) and what it's like to be in the software industry today. We then took some time to reflect on our goals and interests by visualizing them on a dream board:

We also practiced collaborative problem-solving and communication — crucial skills for successful software development — by working together to untangle messy human knots:

At the end of camp, each girl was awarded an official certificate of completion, and we celebrated our new friendships and accomplishments!

Special thanks to Betty Gronneberg, founder of uCodeGirl, who travelled from North Dakota to teach this camp.

Girls in STEM @ SheTech

 
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Congratulations to our members from the North Arvada Middle School chapter, who won a laptop from NFP PC's for People and a $500 scholarship as part of the winning TechChallenge team!

The winning team also got to attend the Women in Tech Conference with Lt. Gov Donna Lynne.

 


Girls in STEM was invited to participate in the Inaugural SheTech Explorer event hosted by Colorado Technology Association on June 8th. High School girls explored various technologies with hands-on activities and participated in design challenges. We truly believe it is important for girls to have these types of experiences to learn, be inspired and understand that a career in STEM is attainable! Thank you to CTA for providing this exciting and fun opportunity! See one of our girls share her thoughts with channel 7 News in the clip above.

 

"She Started It!" Screening & Panel Discussion

Girls in STEM was excited to partner with Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) for a screening of She Started It >>

...a documentary following five young women entrepreneurs through their challenges and successes in the tech start-up world.

After the screening, Girls in STEM members were able to participate with professionals in a panel discussion and speed networking exercises.

Crack the Code @ the State Capitol

Girls in STEM was proud to be part of

CRACK THE CODE:
a Girls TECH Education & Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

Why does TECH education matter to you?

Middle and high school girls got an inside look at our local government, the chance to tell legislators why access to tech is important to them, and a private tour of the Capitol.

Hosted by GalvanizeCareerWise Colorado and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver.