Outreach

The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing is committed to making computing a field that includes participation of individuals across the intersections of gender identification, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability status.

I4C Summer Academy

 

 I4C Summer Academy

 

 

 

AI4ALL (VIRTUAL) 

Target Camper: Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
Session: July 12th - July 30th
Cost: $300 (originally $500)
 

AI4ALL is a three-week long, computer programming and artificial intelligence (AI) summer camp, previously residential. Students will come away from the camp knowing how AI can be used to help people and an idea of what kinds of careers there are in AI. The camp will be offered to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Students will be exposed to personal growth, education, and hands-on experiences presented by faculty, guest lecturers,  and students at the University of Maryland. 

Throughout the program, students will experience a blended learning environment with formal instruction, group work with UMD AI faculty and graduate students, as well as field trips, lab visits, and guest speakers. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available. 

Applications are closed.
 

 

Cyber Defense Training Camp (VIRTUAL) 

Target Camper: Rising 11th and 12th Graders
Session: June 21st - July 2nd
Adjusted Cost: $500 (originally $1000)
 

Cyber Defense Training Camp is an intermediate level (some technical experience is required) two-week summer program for both male and female students. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional, while living on the UMD campus. Students learn about career options in the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available. 

 

Applications are closed.
 

 

Introduction to Computing 101 (VIRTUAL)

Target Camper: Rising 9th-12th Graders
Session 1: July 5th - July 9th
Session 2: July 12th - July 16th  
Adjusted Cost: $150 (originally $750)
 

Come join us for a two-week camp to learn the basics of Python. Students will spend the weeks with current UMD computer science students to explore the field. Students will have lab visits and field trips. Students with previous computing experience should explore one of our other camps as this is created to be an introduction to computing. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available. 

 
Applications are closed.
 
 

 

CompSciConnect (VIRTUAL)

Target Camper: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Graders
Session 1 (Red & Yellow): June 21st - July 2nd
Session 2 (Terp & Red): July 19th - July 30th
Session 3 (Terp & Yellow): August 2nd - August 13th
Adjusted Cost: $150 (originally $300)
 
CompSciConnect is a three-year summer camp (Yellow, Red and Terp groups) that typically begins with rising 6th graders joining the Yellow group. Each summer, students learn more advanced skills and also meet once a month throughout the school year to maintain those skills. Through the three years, students explore block programming with scratch (Yellow); web programming with HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Red); and Python and 3D programming (Terp), along with cybersecurity/safety, cryptology, number bases, logic and computer use skills. Through the three years, we emphasize how these skills connect to other areas of study and to making the world a better place. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available. 
**Note: We typically only accept students into Yellow and Red. We will have 45-50 spots for Yellow campers, and about 10-20 spots for Red.
 
All rising 6th graders will be considered for Yellow ONLY.
All rising 7th graders will be considered for Yellow or Red ONLY.
All rising 8th graders will be considered for Red.
 
For more information, visit https://mcwic.cs.umd.edu/outreach/csc
Applications are closed.
 
 

 

JumpStart Computing Elementary Camp (VIRTUAL)

Target Camper: Rising 4th and 5th Graders
Session 1: July 5th - July 9th
Session 2: July 12th - July 16th  
Adjusted Cost: $100 (originallys $150)
 
Elementary students are invited to an interactive learning experience in computing, robotics, and cybersecurity. Undergraduate students will cover topics such as Python Art, Number Theory, Scratch, and Cryptography over the course of this one-week camp. This event will provide students with the opportunity to explore computing topics, and learning about additional resources to continue their learning. Students should have a basic level of reading comprehension and math skills. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available. 
 
Applications are closed.
 
 

 

Make Your Own Wearables 

Returning Summer 2022
 
Target Camper: Rising 8th-12th Graders 
Cancelled for Summer 2021
Cost: $200
Day Camp: 8am-5pm 
 

This one-week camp is designed to introduce students to the world of wearable technology. Here, students will take an inside look at the possibilities of creating wearable technology and the revolution behind such technology. Students will foster their talent and creativity by being introduced to the principles of cloud computing, progressive web application development, electronics and the Internet of Things. This hands-on experience provides students the ability to learn about software, hardware, and applying Arduino programming to create wearable items such as light-up keychains, bracelets, and brooches, as well as time to discover their own passion for creating fashion. Labs will consist of creating a prototype design on a breadboard, and verifying the design works, using our state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.

 

Scholarships

2021 Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available!  Apply here: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_Sum21Scholarship
 
Scholarships are available for all of our camps. They are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please make sure that before you apply for a scholarship that you have applied to a summer program. 

 

FAQ's 

Can my son participate in this camp? All students are eligible to apply for camp. Some camps are geared more towards girls, but we accept boys into all of our camps.
 
How will my student's teacher be contacted to be a reference? We will send out an electronic form to all references on a rolling basis begining Feb 5th. References can also complete a paper form.
 
When do I pay for camp? Applications for day camps will be reviewed in late-March.  You will be contacted to confirm your participation and complete payment information by the end of April. Students accepted into residential camps will be asked to pay a deposit with their confirmation form in late April. Full balances will be due 1 month after confirmation.
 
My student is really excited about XX camp. Is there any exception for grade requirements? We currently have camp opportunities for rising 4th- 12th graders. Our camp grade requirements are for students rising into a particular grade. We are not able to make grade exceptions for any reason. We hope you can find a camp that matches your student's interest.
 
I am interested in CompSciConnect. Can my student attend week 1 of one session and week 2 of another session? Due to the nature of CompSciConnect and the team environment, your student must be able to attend an entire full session of camp.

Programs - Fall and Spring Semester Outreach Programs

Rise Up 4 CS+ Program @UMD

Rolling Acceptance - Register at: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_RiseUp4CS_Registration
 
Are you taking AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and need help developing your program for the creative task? Or are you taking AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) and need to deepen your knowledge of the Java programming language?  Join the Rise Up 4 CS+ program (RU4CS) at UMD.  We accept new students to our program on a rolling basis.
 

 

High School Computing Workshops at UMD

Register at: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_HSworksRegister 

 
Our new workshops series for ALL high school students explores computing concepts in programming languages, cybersecurity, web design, data science, and careers. This spring we've provided a dynamic virtual experience for all high school students while engaging in discussions, exercises, and activities in real world situations. We have added new content related college prep. Join us every Wednesdays starting February 3rd at 4:00PM-5:00PM. Space is limited!

Upcoming Workshop Series:

  • Intro to Computer Science I & II
  • Cybersecurity + X I & II
  • UI/UX + Web Dev
  • Python + Data Science I & II
  • CS & Me

 

Girl Scouts Workshops

We are proud to present our new workshops series for Girl Scouts and troops to earn badges in Coding for Good and Cybersecurity. Join us as we explore computing concepts in programming languages, web design, app development, cybersecurity, password safety, and careers in cyber defense and all areas of computing. We will provide a dynamic virtual experience for girl scouts to “build their courage, confidence, and character” while engaging in discussions, exercises, and individual projects in real world situations. For more information complete our Outreach Request Form at: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_K12OutreachRequest.

Past workshops:

  • Cadettes & Seniors Coding for Good: Coding Basics
  • Brownies & Cadettes Cybersecuirty: Basics, Safeguards, & Investigators

New Coding for Good & Cybersecurity workshops for Daisies and Juniors are now available. Reserve your troop's spot Today!

 

STEM/Robotics K-12 Outreach

Throughout the year, MCWIC Ambassadors take our curriculum on the road to visit local organizations and schools (ex. local Girl Scout troops) with a fun STEM activity. Activities last approximately 2 hours.  STEM options include LEGO Mindstorm Robots, cryptology activities and programming that provide an introduction to computing principles.  If your group is interested in learning more about these options, tell us more about your group and your interest by completing the Outreach Request form: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_K12OutreachRequest

 

JumpStart Computing Workshop at UMD

Coming Soon...Spring 2021

Elementary students are invited to participate with the University of Maryland current Computer Science students for an interactive learning experience in computing, robotics, and cybersecurity! In previous years our undergraduate students have led workshops in topics such as Python Art, Robotic Challenge, and Cryptography. This event provides students with the opportunity to explore computing topics, and learn about additional resources to continue their learning. Audience: Current 3rd- 5th Graders

 

To learn more and to be the first to register, complete our K-12 Outreach Programs Interest Form: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_OutreachInterest 

 

CompSciConnect Curriculum in a Box

Computer Science Connect “Curriculum-In-A-Box” is a series of hands-on curriculum modules, video lectures and other resources that will be available for free, online. The Curriculum-In-A-Box enables educators, parents, and universities interested in creating outreach programs to do so easily, with pre-packaged, pre-tested curriculum. This project is supported by the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Special Projects Grant.

 

NCWIT Aspirations Awards 

Returns Fall 2021

In collaboration with National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT), Maryland Affiliate Chapter, The University of Maryland-College Park, UMBC, and Loyola University Maryland partner together to recognize the best students for the prestigious NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) for the Maryland region. We honor 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The Award for AiC recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, and tenacity in the face of barriers to access. To receive more information visit and create a profile at: https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCAward

 
Calling all educators! (teachers, counselors, coaches, mentors, and others) who support students’ interest in tech: apply for the AiC Educator Award! Be recognized for all that you do for young womxn! Also, find out how you can encourage your students to apply. Get all the details here: www.aspirations.org/AiCEduAward

 

Technica

Returns Fall 2021
 
Technica is the world’s largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon, hosted annually at the University of Maryland. Over the duration of 24 hours, women and non-binary people are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks.

 

Cyber Girls Ambassadors

Returning Fall 2021
In partnership with WIT (the local professional Women in Technology), UMD Computer Science students go into the high schools to coach high school students to participate in the CyberPatriot competition through after school programs in local schools. This program is managed by the ACES Honors Program.
 

Creative Computing Program  

Returning Fall 2021
 
The Creative Computing Program is an enrichment program designed to provide all students in grades 4-8, including those who are from underrepresented experiences in computer science concepts. Students are taught by UMD Computer Science Teaching Ambassadors.  
 
Grades 4-6 (Tuesdays)
Explore computer science and computational thinking by creating your own animation, story, and game development projects in the Creative Computing Program. Students will learn computer programming skills such as functions, loops, events and computational thinking skills such as debugging, testing, remixing and much more while learning Scratch, a Drag & Drop programming language. In addition, we will introduce other general computing concepts such as cybersafety and number theory. Students will be exposed to computing concepts and strengthening their computational skills and understanding across other content areas. 
Grades 5-7 (Wednesdays)
Create dynamic web pages with HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. The Creative Computing Program gives students the opportunity to become inventors of websites as they apply their skills to real world situations. Students will learn how to structure their content, give it style, and add interactive elements to their web pages. Students will explore other computing concepts such as cybersecurity, number theory, and cryptology. 
Grades 6-8 (Thursdays)
Advance your programming skills with Python. The Creative Computing Program gives students the opportunity to create geometric art designs and more advanced projects using Python. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced programmer, learning Python can enhance your understanding of variables, conditionals, input/output and much more. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of computing concepts that help them prepare for future career paths while also strengthening their math, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
 

The Perspective - CS @UMD

Returning Fall 2021

 

The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing & the Maryland Center for Women in Computing in partnership with Code: Black invites you to The Perspective - CS @UMD. This event is for all high school students, including those who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and American Indian. Students will be able to take a closer look at the University of Maryland's admissions process and program requirements. Students will hear from current Computer Science students' perspective about being a CS major and student life at the University of Maryland. 

 

 

Navigate Computer Science

Returning Fall 2021
 
Are you interested in computer programming, cybersecurity, web design, game development? Maybe you are interested in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Do you have interest in studying Computer Science in college? UMD current CS student, staff and faculty are here to help you navigate this space at the Navigate Computer Science event.
At this event you will learn about the application process, Honors program, computer science student organizations and many more opportunities for women in computing at the University of Maryland. You will have a chance to meet and ask questions to current professional software designers during the Women in CS panel. This event is open to all high school students, including those who identify as a woman or nonbinary. The information provided at this event will be tailored to rising Juniors and Seniors.

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