UCSD’s GirlTECH program, hosted by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, aims to encourage young women to learn and apply computational thinking and coding skills.
GirlTECH San Diego:
- Provide scholarships, financial assistance and MTS transportation assistance to low-income girls in middle schools and high school to participate in coding and computer science opportunities.
- Create more opportunities for young women to learn computer science skills here at UCSD and by partnering with local universities, businesses and non-profit organizations in our community.
Check on this site for workshop and event updates as well as news items specifically geared toward girls in computing! We hope to provide abundant opportunities for you to thrive and reach your full potential.
What’s New for Fall?
Fun Fall Workshops Coming Mid-October 2017
Our summer programs have ended but don’t worry! We are hard at work planning STEM workshops for the fall!Whether you are a high school student interested in computer science or a third grader who wants to learn robotics or maybe a middle school student who loves science, we hope to have something for all of you.
Current Fall 2017 Workshops and Events
For High School Students
AP Computer Science Test Preparation: Gain the Knowledge and Skills Needed to Pass the May 15, 2018 AP Computer Science Exam – Enrollment Closed
Saturdays, October 14, 2017 – May 5, 2018 (10 Class Sessions), 9:00am-3:00pm
ABLE Leadership Workshop for High School Students
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 9:00am-12:00pm, SDSC Auditorium
For more information, please visit the ABLE page. This event is open to ABLE students only.
For Middle School Students
More workshops and fun coming in the new year.
Exciting Partnerships to Give YOU More Learning Opportunities
The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s GirlTECH program is partnering with Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego, part of a national program of conferences designed to inspire girls in grades 6-10 to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in STEM fields. Last year, EYH expanded their program to support the growing needs of our community in engaging young women in science, technology, education and math. EYH now includes the annual EYH conference for girls in grades 6-10, a Teen STEM café program for girls in grades 10-12 designed to engage students with working STEM professionals throughout the school year, and a network for undergraduate women that are pursuing careers in STEM. Coupled with SDSC’s broad range of summer programs, its Grace’s Coding Club for middle school students and its two high school internship programs, our collaborative mission to engage young women in STEM is bigger than ever!
Be Inspired: UCSD Students Discuss Their Interest in Computer Science
Watch current UCSD undergraduate students discuss their interest in computer science, what drove them to study computer science in college and how high school and community college prepared them for success.