BWiC Hosts Gaming Workshop in Houston

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As part of the Pathways to STEM program, BWiC hosted an exciting game development workshop for Houston teens immediately following the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The workshop was held at the Prairie View A&M University Northwest Houston Center and sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation and CMD-IT. Volunteers from the community, students from Prairie View A&M University and members of Vietnamese Women in Computing came by to lend…

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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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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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