BGC is for ALL girls ages 7-17 and exists to bring awareness to the under-representation of women of color in STEM. Workshops are $35 and there are scholarships available and opportunities to sponsor girls.  Please see information below!
Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. They will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and use for robotics. **Bonus – girls will receive the new Engineering Barbie as a result of one of the newest partnerships between BGC and Mattel!
 
This class is intended for any and all girls ages 7-17.
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM.
Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.
Workshop Location: Memphis Business Academy, Main Campus
3306 Overton Crossing St., Memphis, TN 38127
 
 
Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: http://bit.ly/BGCScholarships 
Once you register for this event, parents should complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html
 
Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here http://bit.ly/bgcmempvol18 and please complete our general Volunteer Registration Form, here http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html.

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VOLUNTEER!

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The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

AGENDA
10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

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STEM Program Offers a Free Trip to Washington DC for Memphis Students
 
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) is launching an after-school STEM program called R3: Rockets, Robotics, and Arithmetic on September 27, 2017. This is a free after-school program for 6th – 12th grade and is available to public, private, and home-school students. Approximately 200 students will be selected to join.
 
R3 participants will receive weekly STEM instruction in preparation to compete in the following regional and national competitions: VEX Robotics, Lego Mindstorm, First Robotics, SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, TARC Model Rocketry, and NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to travel in the summer to see how STEM works in the real world. The summer trips to places like the Discover Park of America, Nissan and GM factories, US Space and Rocket Center are designed to allow students greater exposure to STEM disciplines.
 
The R3 Project Director of, Cameron Cooley, and R3 Site Coordinator, Marquita Wakefield will be accepting interest applications beginning August 25, 2017. Please go to tinyurl.com/r3atmase to download application or apply in person at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering main office.
 
R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic is a free program to Memphis residents who children are in public, private, and home-school institutions. Food is provided to all participants at no cost to parents. In addition, forty plus students will be given the opportunity to win a free trip to Washington, DC at the end of the school year.
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BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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Code Road 12-Week Technology Awareness Program for Young Ladies, Ages 16-24!

Memphis Contact:  Latanyua T. Robinson, Business Services

GMACW | Solving the Skills Gap

40 South Main Street, Suite 1740 | Memphis, Tennessee 38103 | Office: 901-614-0987

Code Road

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Computer Systems Analyst and Manager of Wellness. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 13, 2015 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com or https://va-csm.symplicity.com. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted.Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, HR Manager at the email listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Veterans/Disability

MINACT is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Position Closing Date:  July 13, 2015

Computer System Analyst/Trainer

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide software and network support, training and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Corel, Microsoft, and Novell products.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related area and one year of relevant work experience. Network certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

OR

An Associate Degree in Computer Science or a related area and two years of relevant work experience. Network Certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires special technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software and network support for multiple users.
  • Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, networking and accessory equipment.
  • Must have advanced personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, DOS and Windows skills.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble personal computer components, including cabling.
  • Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:  A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Off

Interested internal applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Manager of Wellness Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans, implements and controls the Center’s Health Services Program including Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Sickle Cell and Optometric care.  Coordinates the professional staff services, including the physician, dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, mental health consultant and optometrist.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three years experience in a hospital, physician’s office or public health setting with one year long term health care experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong working knowledge of data processing and computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Effective organization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Classroom instruction and Curriculum Development;
  • Must be confidential

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:    Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45am-

4:45 pm

7:45am-4:45 pm 10:00 am – 7:00pm 7:45am-4:45 pm 7:45am-4:45 pm Off

Interested Applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Black Girls CODE to host Build A Webpage In A Day Workshop

April 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Memphis, Tenn- Black Girls CODE announces Build A Webpage In A Day workshop at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for girls ages 10 – 17.

The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host a webpage development workshop on April 18, 2015 at New Horizons Computer Learning Center; 4775 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118. The workshop will focus on learning how to build a webpage.

“We are thrilled to bring our web page development workshop back to Memphis. There is always considerable demand for this workshop, and so we are very happy to show even more girls how fun and easy it is to code,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead.

The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku, and is sponsored by the generous support of Lokion Interactive. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible.

“I’m excited to host our first workshop of 2015,” said Non-Technical Lead Nicole Harris. “Ensuring girls have the same STEM opportunities afforded to them as as their peers is a key component to the organization.”

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Community Outreach Lead, Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org. Volunteer orientation for technical volunteers will be held online at a date soon to be announced. Individuals wishing to volunteer should visit http://bit.ly/BGCMemphisVolunteer to sign up.

About Black Girls CODE:

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. Black Girls CODE is committed to changing the face of technology.

The San Francisco based nonprofit introduces girls of color, ages 7-17, to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields. In 2012 the nonprofit launched in 10 cities nationwide and expanded to South Africa. Voted  as “2012 Most Innovative Nonprofit” by Bank of the West and “Top Social Enterprise Improving the Lives of Women and Girls” by Women Deliver in 2013, the nonprofit continues to expand and empower hundreds of girls worldwide. Learn more about  Black Girls CODE at www.blackgirlscode.com.

For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead, at 901-484-4203.

Online Registration: https://bgcmemphiswebpage.eventbrite.com

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