Outreach Resources

Summer Camp Applications are Open!

All camps will be held in Science Hall on the NMSU Campus and are free.

JUNE 2017:

YWiC Summer Camp for young women in high school

June 5 – 16, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for 30 HS young women who are new to YWiC summer intensives.

Join us to explore computer science through fun builds and learning to code! Computing skills will get you the job of your dreams someday, so join us this summer and celebrate your innate abilities for understanding how to help your neighbors, solve community issues, and discover your talents for integrating technologies.

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies. Young women will explore Arduino microprocessors using either Flora or Lilypad, learn Python, explore data compression, build robots, and master drag-n-drop programming through game design. Join us!

YWiC Alum Camp for High School

June 5 – 9, June 12 – 16, June 19 – 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Have an idea for a build? Want to create a personal masterpiece? We are here to help!

If you have previously participated in a YWiC summer intensive, we want you to explore your imagination and challenge yourself on a self-guided tour! You will have access to available materials, computers, building components, robotic kits, instructors, classrooms, labs, and faculty members. Our team will walk with you as you take the lead and turn your ideas into completed projects!

This intensive is open to 30 HS young women who have previously participated in a YWiC summer program, and want to earn a weekly stipend as you create something new! Spend one, two, or three weeks with us in June, and dive into CS on your terms. Join us!

CS Adventures Camp

June 19 – 30, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for 30 high school students.

Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! Explore Raspberry Pi’s, Parallax Boebots, Arduino microprocessors, Smart Grid Technologies, and learn Python, C, and more. This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.

Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.  Join us!

Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) 

June 19 – 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for 70 middle school students.

No cost to participate! Explore what’s possible with computer science and modeling.

– Learn computer programming basics
– Make computer models in StarLogo Nova
– Use your computer model to run science experiments
– Turn your model into an interactive computer game

Students who demonstrate their completed projects at the end of camp will get a gift card for their efforts! Sign up today!

TwiG: Teacher with GUTS Professional Development

Who: Middle school science teachers from Las Cruces Public Schools and surrounding areas
What: Summer workshop and practicum experience offered as part of a research study on methods to promote the uptake of research-based science instruction into regular school day science classrooms.
When: June 12-23, 2017 Summer Workshop and Practicum for teachers
Week 1, June 12-16: 9a-4p
Week 2, June 19-23: 8a-1p
Where: New Mexico State University, Main Campus, Las Cruces
Why: Join our supportive community to learn how to:
– Integrate Project GUTS modules into Earth, Physical, and Life science classes (aligned with NGSS and Computer Science standards).
– Create computer models in StarLogo Nova
– Use computer models as experimental test beds in inquiry science;
– Engage students in computational thinking and engineering design.
To be placed on the waiting list, sign up here!

JULY 2017:

YWiC Camp for Middle School girls

July 10 – 21, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for girls in middle school

No cost to participate!

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include Game Design, 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 new participants in middle school, rising into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.).  Join us!

YWiC Camp 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

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 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.). Apply today!

 

Young Women in Computing (YWiC) Resource Site

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) resource site provides example activities, curriculum, and other resources for other enthusiastic group who might want to organize outreach activities in their local communities.

For more information, visit their website at http://ywic.nmsu.edu; follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nmsuYWIC or twitter at https://twitter.com/YWiC_NMSU; or email NMSU Outreach at rgalves (at) cs.nmsu.edu.

CS Professional Development: Designed for teachers in mid and high school, and the hero’s teaching UK12 DISSECT initiatives, Computer Science, AP CS Principles, etc., and those interested in broadening their coding expertise!