Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is offering one $5000 scholarship for an incoming freshman who majors in mathematics at the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. This scholarship is worth $5000 over four years. Application information can be found HERE.

 

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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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Beginner #Techies – if you need to knock out your CompTIA A+ Certification, check out Tech901‘s summer courses at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.
 
CLASSES ARE FREE! A+, Network+, and Security+! Only pay for the book and test! BYOL! #memtech #Memphis #choose901 #tech901
 
Apply at http://tech901.org/summercourses/
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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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Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
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Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

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.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

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 in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

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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2015 Summer Academy for Mathematics (SAMS) — Deadline: April 4, 2015

The summer program is from: June 27, 2015August 8, 2015

If you’re entering your senior year of high school and are considering careers in engineering, science and other math-based disciplines, you may be interested in SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. Consider spending six weeks in our rigorous summer program focusing on technical areas of study. You’ll build academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities and take part in fun and exciting summer activities.

A limited number of rising high school seniors may be selected to participate in:

  • Advanced Placement/Early Admission
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Drama
  • Music

There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend Summer Programs for Diversity.

Our Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about – from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.

To learn more about the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS)

Click on

http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/summerprogramsfordiversity/

Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis will offer a residential summer session June 8-21 to let high school students explore STEM fields – the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics – to help them envision studying those subjects in college. The STEM Academy is open to students who will be high school sophomores and juniors in fall 2014.Chosen from Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools, the students will live on campus in U of M residence halls during the two-week session. Housing, meals, and all activities will be paid for by the grant.

To be selected, students must have successfully completed Algebra I. They also must have finished the ninth grade and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. A letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or staff member at an applicant’s high school. 

Space is limited in this competitive program. The application deadline is April 18.