WICS is committed to helping students learn about computing. To this end, we have hosted one-day workshops (Hour of Code) for middle school girls and are leading various programs for K-12 and college students.

We have been awarded the following grants from Google and the National Center for Women and Information (NCWIT) to support and lead the respective outreach programs:

  • AspireIT ($3000 from NCWIT) funds a series of app development workshops using AppInventor to introduce middle school students to computing. WICS collaborated with the Girls Who Code Club of Woodbridge High School.
  • IgniteCS ($8790 from Google) funds a third year of our high school program, where we host workshops to educate girls about ICS and career paths and to introduce them to programming and building progress
  • Trailblazer Award ($15,000 from NCWIT & Google.org) funds a new program, ExploreICS, for Undergraduate/Undeclared students to show them what ICS is, what careers are possible, and what are the different majors and minors in the Donald Bren School of ICS.

Total award amounts for this year: $26,790