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Computing camps for girls - a first-time experience at the University of Limerick
McInerney, Clare; Lamprecht, Anna-Lena; Margaria, Tiziana
Increasing the number of females in ICT-related university courses has been a major concern for several years. In 2015, we offered a girls-only computing summer camp for the first time, as a new component in our education and outreach activities to foster studentsâ interest in our discipline. In this paper, we describe the motivation for the camp and how we designed the program, and we report our experiences and survey findings from the first two editions of the camp. They can provide guidance for planning further events targeting females, and help to integrate awareness about underrepresentation of females in other activities.
Keyword(s): Computational thinking; Computer science education; Modelling; Programming; Women in STEM
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Tomorrow's Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing. WCCE 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology,Tatnall A., Webb M. (eds) vol 515.
Publisher(s): Springer
First Indexed: 2020-02-20 07:13:55 Last Updated: 2020-02-20 07:13:55