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 VIRTUAL!

GWC 2018-2019

WHEN IS IT?

Program Dates: September 25, 2021 – April 23, 2022

Fall 2021
September 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th
December 4th

Spring 2022
January 29th
February 5th, 12th, 19th
March 5th, 12th, 19th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Will meet every Saturday, as indicated above, from 10am-12pm, via Zoom.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

You must:

1) Be a high school student starting Fall 2021;
2) Have access to wifi and a computer with camera and microphone;
3) Have a Zoom account;
4) Eager to learn programming and/or strengthen coding skills already acquired;
5) Willing to commit to entire program (every Saturday from September 25, 2021-April 23, 2022, 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

Intermediate Level  covers Web-App Development (JavaScript and HTML)

Advanced Level I  covers Object Oriented Programming and App Development with Dart and Flutter

Advanced Level II  covers Software & Hardware (Fall 2021) & Automation (Spring 2022)

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.

WANT TO JOIN OUR 2021-2022 CLUB?

 

APPLY HERE!

PROGRAM LOCATION 

University of Illinois at Chicago
Engineering Research Facility
842 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Google Map of 842 W Taylor Street
UIC

Girls Who Code at UIC is also proudly sponsored by UIC LAS and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs!  Thank you for your support!