ECEP supports new summer computing camps for students

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways alliance (ECEP) is pleased to announce that it will award six institutions seed money grants to buy equipment to help the institutions start or expand summer computing camps for students. The grants will provide each recipient with approximately $5,000 for computing equipment. Awardees are based in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and California, and became eligible to apply for funds after attending the How to Run a Summer Camp workshops run by ECEP in the fall of 2013. Applications were reviewed based on criteria covering financial sustainability, outreach to under-represented groups in computing, and the use of subsidized camp equipment in additional youth-serving programs. 

The grant recipients demonstrate an exciting range of initiatives to engage students in STEM and increase diversity in the field of computing. We are delighted to support the following institutions in their plans: 

Winthrop University (Rock Hill, South Carolina): 1 high school camp, 2 middle school camps 
Marguerite Doman, Chlotia Garrison, Courtney Starrett, Kenyetta Mitchel
http://birdnest.org/stars/computingcamp.htm

St. Mary's High School Inc. (Lynn, Massachusetts): 1 high school camp, 6 middle school camps, 6 elementary school camps
Brenda Perez-Goodrum - brenda.goodrum at stmaryslynn.com
https://www.stmaryslynn.com/stem

College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, California): 2 middle school robotics camps
Nadia Cotti - Nadia.Cotti at canyons.edu
http://www.canyons.communityext.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=6&int_sub_category_id=86&int_catalog_id=

San Diego Supercomputer Center (San Diego, California): 3 middle school camps
Diane Baxter - dbaxter at sdsc.edu
http://education.sdsc.edu/workshops2014.html

ThoughtSTEM (UCSD, San Diego, California): 1 high school camp, 1 middle school camp, 2 elementary school camps
Sarah Esper at sarah at thoughtstem.com
http://thoughtstem.com/summer-camps#ucsd

Valley Charter High School (Modesto, California): 2 high school camps, 6 middle school camps, 6 elementary school camps
Tina Collier tcollier at valleycharterhs.org
https://www.davincistechcamp.org