Boone, NC
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
The goal of this program is to teach girls how to design and implement a project that utilizes data and analytics tools to solve an interesting social problem. We will use simple online programs like Excel or Google Sheets and then introduce more complicated tools like Tableau or Python.
Provided by Haley and Appalachian State

Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26

Residential check-in Sunday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday -Thursday), 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Friday)


4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade


Day camp: $225

Residential camp: $475

More About the Program

Are you looking for summer opportunities for girls in rising grades 4 to 10 that inspires them to be an engineer, game developer, innovator, entrepreneur, or computing professional? Or do you have any deserving student you can nominate for a need-based scholarship?

This Aspire IT program (July 22 to 26, 2019) is part of the Innovate for Good initiative in the Walker College of Business that provides fun hands-on experience in Robotics, Internet of Things, Mobile Application Development, Animation Creation, and Data Analytics. The program will also include sessions on Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and other savvy skills.

The girls will learn how to manipulate data to create visualizations that have value to address a social problem that matters to them. Data is a powerful tool that can be used to solve problems. The participants will learn the three steps in every data project: data collection, data analysis, and value creation. During the program, participants will have opportunities to apply data analysis to a problem that matters to them using public data. For example, the US government has published over 300,000 free datasets. As the girls work on their own projects, they will also be exposed to women who use data in college and beyond in their careers. To accomplish this, we will invite female professionals who work in analytics roles so they can share their experiences. This exposure will provide them with an understanding of real-world applications of the skills they are developing. After the program, the girls will feel comfortable applying data-driven problem-solving to the real world.

For more information, contact Haley.


Day 1: Introduction to technology and data analytics

Day 2: Introduction to applications of technology and data analytics, introduction to Python and Tableau, hear from professionals, leadership and teamwork activities, discussion of social themes

Day 3: Work on a project related to social good

Day 4: Work on the project, incorporate lessons on Python and Tableau

Day 5: Finish project and present to family, friends, and judges