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Girls Go for I.T.

We offer summer camps and clubs for girls entering middle and high school who are interested in computers and IT. Our goal is to increase the number of girls in the Midlands who consider IT and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers by giving them the opportunity to learn about IT and coding in a fun and interactive way.

Our Staff

GGIT is staffed by dedicated professors and students across campus.

Ruchi Bhosale

Ruchi Bhosale (2016 Co-Leader and planned 2017 Co-Leader)

Ruchi Bhosale (2016 Co-Leader and planned 2017 Co-Leader) is a rising junior majoring in Computer Engineering. When she's not coding, she's always drawing or dancing. Ruchi is on USC's only fusion dance team called USC Moksha, and will be starting her minor in Fashion Merchandise next semester.

Dr. Phillip Crotwell

Dr. Phillip Crotwell

Dr. Phillip Crotwell is a seismologist and programmer in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. He rides the world's greatest horse, Macintosh, owns too many goats, and wishes he were a better fencer.

Madison Pickrel

Madison Pickrel (2016 and 2017 Program Leader)

Madison Pickrel (2016 and 2017 Program Leader) is a rising junior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics! Outside of the classroom, she works as a waitress at a local restaurant. When she's trying to relax and have fun, she enjoys travelling to different places and going hiking.

Dr. Toni Williams

Dr. Toni Williams

Dr. Toni Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on middle level teacher education and issues of diversity and social justice. When she is not teaching she loves spending time with her family.

Dr. Alicia Wilson

Dr. Alicia Wilson (Program Partner)

Dr. Alicia Wilson (Program Partner) is a Professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment and adjunct faculty in Computer Science. Her research focuses on coastal hydrology, and computer models are an important part of her work. She learned to program in a computer outreach program in 6th grade. (You may also know her as the coach of the awesome Galaxy soccer team!) 


Financial Aid

We want everyone to get a chance to learn with us. If cost could keep your daughter from coming to camp, please fill out the financial assistance form by April 14. Decisions will be made April 17. Later applications will be considered if aid is still available, with decisions made within 5 business days.


Registration and Fees

Ready to register? Please register online. Camp costs for one week range from $110 to $120.



Before camp starts, our sponsors have some forms:

  1. The National Center for Women and IT Consent and Release form: available soon. Our Program ID is 5019.
  2. Health Forms. Please fill out the Health History Form and the Treatment Agreement.
  3. The University of South Carolina Liability and Waiver form.

You will receive these from the University's Continuing Education and Conferences (CEC) program after you have registered for the camp. You will return them to CEC or bring them to camp the first day.