YWiC Summer Camps!

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About our camps

Are you ready to create, build and learn programming in a fun and friendly environment? Computer Science projects will include Game Design, Robotics, CyberSecurity and Encryption, plus Modeling and Simulation!

NMSU’s Department of Computer Science and the Young Women in Computing program (also known as YWiC, pronounced “why whick”) summer camps are tailored to achieve four major goals:

1) Build community among young women through computing;
2) Increase young women’s interest in computing;
3) Gain knowledge and experience with programming languages; and
4) Drastically increase young women’s confidence in Computer Science.

Each goal is achieved through specific sets of activities implemented in the summer camp. Participants utilize computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools, along with team building, career exploration, and leadership activities, show students that computer science is a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field!

NMSU is a nationally ranked Carnegie Foundation research institution with top performing programs and services. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, and work to identify best practices for continued success. All participants will engage in this process via pre- and post-assessments, entry and exit interviews, daily surveys, and other data gathering methods.

Join us to explore computer science through fun builds and learning to code! Computing skills will get you the job of your dreams someday, so join us this summer and celebrate your innate abilities for understanding how to help your neighbors, solve community issues, and discover your talents for integrating technologies.

This is not an introduction to computers camp, but a walk with programming, computational thinking, and new technologies. Young women will build and code robots, create games, explore Arduino microprocessors, learn Python, explore data compression, and celebrate their awesome designs and ideas.

Join us for one of the following camps!

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YWiC Summer Camps are designed to introduce new computer science concepts to participants.

If you have participated in a previous summer intensive, we hope you will return as a YWiC Alum and explore your passion for being a creator of new technologies!

YWiC Alum will build new projects and use your imagination and challenge yourself on a self-guided tour! You will have access to available materials, computers, building components, robotic kits, instructors, classrooms, labs, and faculty members.

Our team will walk with you as you take the lead and turn your ideas into completed projects!


During the summer, we keep a daily camp blog that can be viewed here!