YWiC Summer Camp Application for Middle School Past Participants
July 10 - 21, 2017
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
For girls in middle school who have previously completed a YWiC Summer Intensive

New Mexico State University
Department of Computer Science
Science Hall
Las Cruces, NM

No cost to participate!

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include using Arduino boards, Robotics, CyberSecurity and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies.

This YWiC Summer Camp for girls is reserved for 30 previous YWiC participants in middle school, rising into 7th and 8th grades. Camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.).

NMSU's Department of Computer Science and the Young Women in Computing program (or YWiC) summer camps are tailored to achieve four major goals:

1) Build community among young women through computing;
2) Increase young women's interest in computing;
3) Gain knowledge and experience with programming languages; and
4) Drastically increase young women's confidence in Computer Science.

Each goal is achieved through specific sets of activities implemented in the summer camp. Participants utilize computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools, along with team building, career exploration, and leadership activities, show students that computer science is a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field!

NMSU is a nationally ranked Carnegie Foundation research institution with top performing programs and services. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, and work to identify best practices for continued success. All participants will engage in this process via pre- and post-assessments, entry and exit interviews, daily surveys, and other data gathering methods.

Summer programs are presented by the outreach team in the Department of Computer Science at NMSU! Instructors are accomplished NMSU students studying computer science and electrical engineering. We utilize near-peer mentors as educators to build strong connections between participants and the exciting world of CS.

Acceptance into this program is based on first entry and is not a competitive process. The application will remain open until all slots are filled.

We can't wait to see you!

Applicant's First and Last Name *
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Grade - Fall 2017 *
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School - Fall 2017 *
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Tell us about Yourself
When I think of my future, I see ______ *
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When you get stuck on a problem, how do you get unstuck? *
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Which summer/s did you complete a YWiC camp? *
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What project/s did you complete during your YWiC summer camp/s? *
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What languages or software programs did you use during the YWiC summer camp/s? *
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What else have participated in - computing camps, robotics teams, or other afterschool technology programs? Not required! *
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What software programs do you use the most? *
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What projects have you created using STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Such as a Science Fair! *
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Short Answer
Researchers say that there will be over 1 million new computing jobs for people who have computer science skills by the time you are in high school or graduate from high school. And these are good paying jobs. What do you think about that? *
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Women (your Mom/Aunt!) are 85% of the purchasing power (people buying the technology products), yet only one in four women are helping to create what we're buying. What do you think about that? *
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What is Computer Science? *
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Do you use computational thinking on a daily basis? *
This is a day camp to be held in Las Cruces on the NMSU Campus in Science Hall. *
Sessions are held Monday – Friday, from 11:30am - 3:00 pm. Each week will host up to 30 young women, and include snacks, lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prices, plus swag. Instructors are NMSU staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. Check all that apply! In order for your application to be considered, you must:
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