About CompuGirls

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

For more information, please visit the following links:

CompuGirls HerStory

Mission Statement:

To foster girls' abilities from under-resourced communities to become social justice innovators in the 21st century.

We Value:

  • Culturally Responsive Computing
  • Computational Thinking
  • Collective Action
  • Community Advancement
  • Sustainable Effort

Program Description:

CompuGirls is a culturally responsive technology program for adolescent (grades 8-12; ages 13-18) girls from under-resourced districts. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, CompuGirls provides fun summer, after-school, school break programs where participants learn how to manipulate the latest technologies in digital media, game development, and virtual worlds to positively affect their communities. The peer mentoring approach of CompuGirls creates connections that support lifelong skill development in an empowering and creative environment.

CompuGirls HerStory Video:

Why CompuGirls?

The CompuGirl Impact

CompuGirls' Significant Impact

COmpuGirls Significant impact

Contact

Phone: 480-727-9868

Fax: 480-965-9199

Emailcompugirls@asu.edu

Mailing address: 

ATTN: COMPUGIRLS
Arizona State University
Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology
PO Box 871108
Tempe, AZ 85287-1108

CompuGirls In the Media

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