BWiC hosts Gaming Workshop at Tapia Conference

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What a great way to conclude Tapia Conference by coming together with the BWiC family and volunteering at a BWiC Gaming Workshop. The workshop was sponsored by the Motorola Solutions Foundation and facilitated by Errol and Chris from Hidden Level Games. They demonstrated and and led students through an interactive workshop using the game they developed called Beta. Beta is a game that encourages coding without kids really knowing they…

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BWiC Hosting Parent Panel in Austin

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Parents play an important part in motivating students to select STEM careers. By informing parents about steps toward STEM career readiness, they can better steer students toward activities and opportunities that make them stronger candidates for success in the chosen STEM field. A component of the Black Women in Computing (BWiC) STEM initiative is the parent/guardian workshop designed to inform and empower parents in their efforts to support their children’s…

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Introducing the Research Coalition for Black Women & Girls in Computing

Black women are a segment of the population that is one of the least represented in computing, and increasing their representation is further challenged by the lack of positive messages in media that celebrate their contributions to technology.  In an effort to combat this lack of awareness, it is important to amplify the voice of a thriving community of black women in computing and technologists and inspire black girls to…

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Turn UP for STEAM!

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  On February 19-21, 2016, BWiC partnered with Strong TIES who hosted Turn Up for STEAM: a weekend-long workshop for teens featuring a hip hop and coding hackathon held at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. This AZ SciTech Festival signature event and its partners are known for their “pizzazz” and the guest list of those interacting with the students at Turn Up for STEAM was quite impressive; featuring LaMar Queen of MusicNotes in LA and Black Poet Ventures…

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