Loyola Marymount University and the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code will host two-week, intensive summer courses designed to encourage more high school girls to pursue studies in computer science and technology.
LMU is one of 15 locations in six U.S. cities that will host Girls Who Code’s new summer program, Campus, which targets the gender gap in computer science and helps girls get ahead for college. The program offers specialized coding courses exploring a range of topics, including website design, wearable technology and fashion design.
“Pre-college summer curriculums are a fantastic way for young students to explore their interests in an advanced educational setting,” said Ashley Wilson, manager of LMU’s pre-college Summer Programs Office. “They provide a supportive environment for students to pursue their passions and discover the opportunities that will be available once they head to college.”
LMU and Girls Who Code will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in University Hall, Room 1857, for high school girls interested in applying for the 2018 Campus summer sessions.
The camps will be held from July 9-20 (in website design and development) and July 23-Aug. 3 (in wearable tech and fashion design) on LMU’s Westchester campus.
As part of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Girls Who Code has set aside 20 percent of its seats for need-based scholarships. Accounting and professional services company Deloitte will fund these scholarships in all Campus programs as the 2018 National Scholarship Sponsor, and they will be provided to students who meet the eligibility requirements on a first-come, first-served basis.