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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.

Learn more details about this summer's camps.

 

Our Staff

Alicia Wilson and Toni Williams founded Girls Go for I.T. in 2014. It is funded primarily by the National Center for Women & IT and in part by National Science Foundation grants to Dr. Wilson. Learn more about our team. 

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Lauren Chen (Coding Instructor)

Lauren Chen will lead the coding instruction for Week 1 (Game Design with Scratch). She is a junior in the STEM Program at Dutch Fork High School and a two-time winner of the National Center for Women in I.T. (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. She is an avid mathlete, pianist, and violinist, and loves to do puzzles in her free time. 

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Briana Ramirez (Coding Instructor)

Briana Ramirez will lead the coding instruction for Week 2 (Storytelling with Alice). She is a junior Information Science major and Computer Science minor at the University of South Carolina. She is from Indian Land, SC, and enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with her dog in her free time.

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.

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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. Decisions will be made March 30 and April 20. Later applications will be considered if aid is still available.

 

Registration and Fees

Ready to register? Please register online. Camp costs for one week range from $80 to $90 depending on when you sign up.