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CGEST Summer Updates E-Newsletter

This summer, ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology is offering a full array of programs as well as gearing up for the launch of a new program in the Fall.

COMPUGIRLS: CompuGirls Summer camps are being held all over Arizona, including Phoenix, Tucson, San Luis and Douglas, Arizona. Camps are for girls ages 12-18. CompuGirls become Techno-Social Change Agents as they select and research issues they care about and utilize programs such as Scratch and Virtual World to present the issue and their solutions. The girls then present their findings at the CompuGirls Rally for family, friends, and community.


CompuGirls proudly display their Scratch project on access to education during the CompuGirls Rally at Papago School in Phoenix, AZ.


Three generations of family gather at the CompuGirls Rally to hear about a Scratch project on teen suicide.


A CompuGirl presents her Scratch project on Black Lives Matter to Professor and Founding Executive Director of CGEST, Dr. Kimberly A. Scott (right), and Office Specialist, Monique Burney (left).

Dates for upcoming camps are July 10-15 (Phoenix) and July 10-21 (Tucson, Douglas and San Luis). CompuGirls camps are free of charge. For more information or to register, go to https://cgest.asu.edu/compugirls/application or call 480-727-9868. 

Learning in Libraries: Through Learning in Libraries, girls are able to attend fun and engaging workshops on circuitry programming at their local libraries. Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, librarians have been trained in circuitry and will deliver programs during the summer in Ypsilanti, MI, Imperial, CA, and Tempe, AZ. The program is free of charge and snacks are provided. For program dates and locations, go to https://cgest.asu.edu/libraries/locations-dates-registration

Learning in Libraries

A CompuGirl builds a simple circuit with copper tape, an LED, and a resistor during the Learning in Libraries program at Tempe Public Library in Tempe, AZ.

COMPUPOWER: CompuPower, an in-school adaption of CompuGirls that will be for young women and men in high school, will launch at the beginning of the school year in August. For the pilot year, CGEST is collaborating with four schools to provide the CompuPower class to 10th graders. CompuPower will consist of the techno-social change elements of CompuGirls, with the addition of college readiness, mentoring, and a Summer Residency Experience at ASU.

Upcoming Opportunities: Save the date for the 3rd Annual Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference which will be held on March 1-2, 2018.

Mark your calendars for the STEM Equity Exchanges.


To stay up-to-date on all that’s going on at CGEST, go to cgest.asu.edu or follow us on Twitter @CGEST_ASU.