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)
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