Girls Who Code at UIC Club
BECOME A GIRLS WHO CODE AT UIC CLUB CLUB MEMBER!
Girls Who Code at UIC Club is a FREE year-round program for 9th-12th grade students in the Chicago-land area who are interested in exploring computer science. We're building the world's largest pipeline of future female engineers and this year WE'RE STAYING HYBRID!
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WHEN IS IT?
Program Dates: September 23, 2023 – April 20, 2024
September 23rd, 30th
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
November 4th, 11th, 18th
January 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th, 17th
March 2nd, 9th, 23rd
April 6th, 13th, 20th
Will meet every Saturday, as indicated above, from 10am-12pm, via Zoom. Special events will be held in-person at UIC. More information will be provided to students during our GWC kick-off celebration on September 23rd!
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
2) Have access to wifi and a computer with camera and microphone;
3) Have a Zoom account;
5) Willing to commit to entire program (every Saturday from September 23, 2023-April 20, 2024, 10am-12pm).
IS CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
Absolutely not! Our Club is open to beginners who do not have any coding or programming experience. In fact, our club consists of 4 different levels to accommodate everyone with or without experience:
Beginner Level covers Scratch and Introduction to Python
Advanced Level I covers Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Advanced Level II covers Introduction to Hardware and Circuit Building
I DO NOT IDENTIFY AS A GIRL BUT I AM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes! Everyone, regardless of gender, is welcome to be part of Girls Who Code!
WILL YOU LOAN COMPUTERS IF WE DO NOT HAVE ONE?
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to do so.
I HAVE A CHROMEBOOK, WILL THAT BE ADEQUATE FOR GWC?
It depends! Some programs and apps are not compatible with Chrome OS so it may be best that you have a back up plan such as a Windows PC or Mac. Also, keep in mind that if your machine is owned by your high school, there may be restrictions that will prohibit downloads.
HOW STRICT WILL THE ATTENDANCE POLICY BE?
Given the nature of our program this year, our attendance policy will be strict. We will allow participants to be absent 2 classes each semester. However, we must be notified in advance. Participants with more than one unexcused absence will be dismissed from the program.
I WANT TO BE PART OF GWC BUT I CANNOT COMMUTE TO UIC FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. CAN I STILL JOIN?
Absolutely! We understand that some participants will not be able to meet us on campus, so we will provide a virtual option so you do not miss out on these special activities!
SINCE GWC IS NOW HYBRID, DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION?
Not at this time since most meetings will be remote, but when we meet in person, we will strongly recommend that students and team members get tested for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Science and Engineering Offices
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607