• COMPUGIRLS from PCA learn about solar technology at ASU's QESST lab

  • A NAO robot is programmed to stretch their hand out

  • COMPUGIRLS build a car with an Arduino board

  • COMPUGIRLS present their skills with NAO robots at graduation

  • COMPUGIRLS program a NAO robot to dance

  • COMPUGIRLS examine a silicon wafer before it is processed into a solar panel

  • With the help of a mentor teacher, a COMPUGIRL programs a NAO robot

  • COMPUGIRLS put on shoe covers before entering the QESST Lab's clean rooms


A Technology Program for Girls

COMPUGIRLS is a culturally responsive technology program for adolescent (grades 8-12) girls from under-resourced school districts in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and based in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, COMPUGIRLS provides fun summer, after-school and year-long programs where participants learn the latest technologies in digital media, game development, and virtual worlds.

COMPUGIRLS program objectives:

  • To use multimedia activities as a means of encouraging computational thinking
  • To enhance girls' techno-social analytical skills using culturally relevant practices
  • To provide girls with a dynamic, fun learning environment that nurtures the development of a positive self-concept
  • To download COMPUGIRLS promotional materials, click on Contact Us

COMPUGIRLS participants develop expertise in:

  • digital media production with photo editing software
  • documentary filmmaking with iMovie
  • podcasting with Garageband
  • game design with Scratch
  • virtual world creation with open-sim technology

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