WISE Girl Scholarship Applications Open in December

IT-oLogy-WISECharlotte Mecklenburg graduating seniors have the opportunity to apply for three scholarships offered by IT-oLogy Charlotte. WISE will award the 10th WISE Girl $2000 scholarship which is available to a graduating female with a minimum 3.0/ 4.0 GPA, accepted by a college/ university where she plans to study in the STEM disciplines. We are pleased to also announce two new scholarships for 2015: IT-oLogy partners Logical Advantage is underwriting a $3000 scholarship and CapTech Consulting is underwriting a $2500 scholarship. For details, contact Kay Read, [email protected].

Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8 – 13

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org® is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

IT-oLogy Charlotte is embracing the opportunity to partner with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to celebrate the week.   IT professionals are volunteering across the CMS footprint to lead an Hour of Code session with many middle and high school students.  Throughout the week , WISE women IT leaders representing Belk and TIAA-CREF are speaking to 100 Ridge Road middle school girls.  This outreach supports the WISE mission to grow the number of women in the IT talent pipeline by creating awareness and inspiring young women to pursue studies in computer science.  The week concludes with the monthly Cyber Saturday, December 13 held in the Levine Technology building on the CPCC Central Campus. Students will continue lessons in coding in celebration of CSEd week. To register your middle school student visit: http://mscharlottedeccybersaturday.eventbrite.com

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