WIC participates in various outreach events throughout the school year, including Girls Who Code, STEM Day, Introduce a Girl to Engineering, and a series of STEM nights and Career Days hosted in the East Lansing/Lansing Area. Many of our events are oriented towards minimizing the gender gap in Computer Science and other STEM fields. Any WIC members interested in participating in outreach events are welcome to sign up during WIC’s general meetings or by contacting our outreach chair.
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Girls Who Code is a national program to promote women’s representation in computing. Michigan State University founded its own Girls Who Code club in Spring 2018. WIC members who participate in the program become mentors to middle school and high school-aged girls from Lansing Area schools. Students have the opportunity to learn about women in computing-related fields as well as how to code. Please stay tuned as Girls Who Code lessons will begin in the spring.
STEM Day is an outreach event hosted by the College of Engineering in which hundreds of K-4th grade students come to Michigan State to learn about STEM fields. WIC participants help lead the students through hands-on, computing activities and teach the students about Computer Science. STEM Day will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is is hosted by Women in Engineering Recruitment and K-12 Outreach and is one of the largest outreach events that WIC participates in. 4th-8th grade students have the opportunity to rotate through 5 different hands-on Engineering activities, including computing-related activities led by WIC members. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
Throughout the school year, several schools in the East Lansing/Lansing Area host STEM nights and Career Days, and WIC members have the opportunity to visit these local schools to promote engineering to the students. Stay tuned for announcements regarding dates and times for these events!