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STEMology is a gender empowerment conference for 3rd – 12th grade students which uses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
concepts to inspire the next generation of young leaders. With guidance from local technical professionals, students will engage in interactive workshops
to allow hands-on STEM learning, team activities, discussions surrounding myths and truths of minorities & genders in STEM,
and STEM career opportunities. Lunch and snacks will be provided to attendees.

February 22, 2020
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Southwest Tennessee Community College- Macon Cove

For information contact:
Osheana Jenkins, Programs Chair
programs@nsbememphis.org

Visit Eventbrite for Student Sign Up!
Visit Eventbrite for Volunteer Sign Up!

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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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Solar Eclipse Event at the Pink Palace

Monday, August 21 • 12 noon – 2pm
FREE

The sun is always shining on the Pink Palace Museum…except for the two or so minutes of total Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21, 2017!

Celebrate, enjoy, learn and most of all, experience this once-in-a-lifetime event at the Pink Palace Museum. While it’s true that Memphis will only see an almost total (94%) eclipse, we are making the most of it.

Join us on the Pink Palace Mansion front lawn for:

  • Safe, viewing telescopes
  • Scale model solar system walk
  • Eclipse activity tables
  • Eclipse educators and Planetarium astronomers
  • NASA live feed of the Solar Eclipse on our Planetarium lobby monitors
  • World’s largest fully functioning solar eclipse glasses (courtesy of American Paper Optics in Bartlett)

Since it is never safe to stare into the sun, stop by our Museum Shop and purchase your safe viewing Solar Eclipse glasses. They’re selling fast so make sure you get them ahead of time!

Upcoming architecture summer camp at the University of Memphis!

There are scholarships available for the camp, applications are due April 15. The application is available online: http://aiamemphis.org/s/2016-Architecture-Summer-Camp-Application-copy.pdf

Background Info:

The Architecture+Design Summer Program, celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2016, is an exciting summer day program developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art, science, and practice of design. The camp program is structured around a variety of activities including an introduction to architectural and structural concepts, computer applications, model building, and freehand drawing. The program of study also includes trips to construction projects, visits to architectural offices, and a walking tour of historic sites. Local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and other design professionals serve as guest lecturers.

The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Memphis Department of Architecture and AIA Memphis.

Participants work one-on-one and in groups with U of M instructors, local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and design professionals and culminate their experience with presentation of student projects and a certificate presented to a professional jury, family, and friends.
Here are links to AIA Memphis posts about the camp:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AIAMemphis/posts/1145080138865159
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIAMemphis/status/718111573596712960

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
901-864-8660

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.

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/