ECEP Supports New Summer Computing Camps for Students

      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