CompuGirls Hawai‘i announces free, digital, spring STEM, IT system

HONOLULU — Girls in grades eight to 12 are invited to implement for the CompuGirls

HONOLULU — Girls in grades eight to 12 are invited to implement for the CompuGirls Hawai‘i Spring Camp 2021, a no cost, digital program aimed to introduce and teach girls underrepresented in STEM (science, know-how, engineering and math) education and learning to cybersecurity and facts engineering.

Students will participate in 9, two-hour classes, on Saturdays from Feb. 20 to April 24, and will be provided complete accessibility to curriculum and actions. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 12.

“CompuGirls Hawai‘i gives Hawai‘i women with the distinctive chance to investigate cybersecurity and IT with entry to mentors, task shadowing and field internships,” said Jodi Ito, chair of CyberHawaii and chief details protection officer of the University of Hawai‘i.

“Following the results of our fall 2020 software, we seem forward to welcoming a new spring cohort and engaging learners in new functions while connecting them with neighborhood leaders and discovering possible career paths.”

The spring camp will include the use of revolutionary systems these as Obtain.City, a digital house for college students to interact extra successfully on the internet combining video clip-calling with a 2D map, and micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer system that introduces how software package and components operate collectively.

In addition, learners will be released to cryptography, the practice of encrypting and decrypting information the job of ciphers in cybersecurity, guessing the cipher vital to expose encrypted information whether or not cracking ciphers is moral, and substantially much more.

Registration for the camp 2021 is free and open up to women in grades 8 to 12. Students who do not have access to a laptop with USB ports and/or Wi-Fi should indicate that in their software, and equipment will be presented to them for the length of the application.

To register, check out cyberhawaii.org/compugirls.

The inaugural CompuGirls Hawai‘i Slide cohort was led by public-school instructors selected as mentor-academics to apply the curriculum, and were being liable for student academic growth. The tumble cohort experienced 49 college students representing O‘ahu, Maui, Lana‘i and Hawai‘i Island, with a significant variety determining as Indigenous Hawaiian or acquiring much more than one ethnicity.

CompuGirls Hawai‘i is an affiliate of COMPUGIRLS, a nationwide program concentrated on increasing alternatives for girls of shade in the fields of science and technology.

The method was formulated in partnership with CyberHawai‘i, UH, Arizona State University Middle for Gender Fairness in Science and Technologies and the Protection STEM Instruction Consortium.

The intention of CompuGirls Hawai‘i is to introduce Hawai‘i girls from populations historically underrepresented in STEM to cybersecurity and IT as fields of study and practical profession paths.

To register or for far more facts about CompuGirls Hawai‘i, go to cyberhawaii.org/compugirls.