Workshops to Build Girls’ Interest in Careers in Data Analytics
The nonprofitgirls + data is on a mission to increase youthdata literacy and provide middle school girls with hands-on learning opportunities in STEM careers in data analytics. Through hands-on workshops, girls learn about data analytics: What is data? How is data being used? What are different careers in data? They will be introduced to people in careers that reflect actual real-world applications—for example, people analyzing operational data to help make business decisions; people designing databases to store customer transactional data; people designing data visualizations that will illustrate who is looking at what types of content on Netflix. From 2017–2019, this all-volunteer organization has hosted 17 events across 12 cities that have taught more than 450 middle school–aged girls. Future events include a Data Camp that will take place at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos on May 16, 2020, and a “Women in Data” panel that will come together virtually in November 2020. Teachers and students will find details about these and other upcoming events on the girls + data website.
This blog is the second in a series on the importance of mentoring girls and young women through a compassionate “lean-in” culture of practice. Check out the first post “Mentoring Girls and Young Women Through a Compassionate ‘Lean-In’ Culture of Practice.” This post will provide just-in-time resources to help you model how to provide access and equity to robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources for ALL students, and how to infuse hands-on STEM learning experiences throughout your subject areas and all K–12 grade-level bands.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) presents theAward for Aspirations in Computing (Award for AiC) toninth- through twelfth-grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or nonbinary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.
All Star Code is a nonprofit computer science education organization focused on developing a new generation of entrepreneurs. Through its Summer Intensive program, a six-week coding bootcamp, and continued Alumni Services, the organization gives young, motivated Black and Latino men the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to succeed in a technological world.