Vol. 20, No. 13

April 5, 2001

Special computer science camp
set for women this summer

Applications are now being accepted from women in high school for a special summer experience in computer science at the University of Delaware.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by three women faculty members of UD's Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the program is designed to introduce high school women to college-level computer science through a supportive, yet academically challenging programming project and classroom experience.

Entitled "Programming of the Web Rocks–POWER," the program will run eight weeks, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 25 through Aug. 27.

Participants will learn Java for web page development, interact with female computer science faculty and college students, build their self-confidence in computer skills, learn more about information technology careers and get a step ahead in preparing for college-level computer science.

The program was created to help address low participation of women in computer science.

Students will receive $1,000 and a certificate upon completion of the program. The program is open to any high school students completing their sophomore or junior year; no previous programming experience is necessary. The program is limited to 20 students.

To apply, students should submit a current transcript, one academic recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and a completed application form by April 15.

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation, and organized by three faculty in UD's Department of Computer and Information Sciences– Kathleen F. McCoy, Lori L. Pollock and Sandra M. Carberry.

For additional information, call 831-1953, send e-mail to [cs-women@cis.udel.edu] or register online at [www.cis.udel.edu/~cs-women].