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On behalf of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University (ASU), we thank you for attending our COMPUGIRLS One-Day Boot Camp, an event during Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). Our center is committed to providing a culturally responsive computing program for adolescent (ages 13-18) girls from high needs districts. We accomplished this by ensuring that our program was consistent with our empirically-based program, COMPUGIRLS, which offers a culturally responsive computing experience that provides participating girls access and opportunity to acquire the technical and “power” skills –namely, how to present an argument, build a coalition, design solutions to a problem, and further one’s community (Scott, in press)-- necessary for them to enter and persist in STEM.


Friday, December 9, 2016


12:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus
A. E. England Building
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Target Audience:

Up to 100 middle and high school aged girls

Program Synopsis:

CGEST held a COMPUGIRLS One-Day Boot Camp for up to 100 middle and high school aged girls. Participation was on a first-register-first-serve basis. During this 8-hour event, teams of girls worked together to research, design, and build an app prototype that addressed a real problem specific to their communities, while mentors from industry (e.g. State Farm, Intel, Google) and academia (e.g. Arizona State University, Maricopa Community Colleges) provided feedback and support.

Thank you to our sponsor: