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Mentoring Alabama Girls in Computing (MAGIC)
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The Auburn University Laboratory for Education and Assistive Technology (LEAT) K12 research and outreach team and Alabama STEM Education are offering a MAGIC Camp in July 2017 for girls in grades 9 - 12. Underserved girls are strongly encouraged to apply.

     Since 2005, the LEAT K12 outreach program has served over 1000 children from the Auburn community and accross USA . The purpose of the summer 2017 MAGIC Camp is to foster interest in Computer Science among high schools girls by providing an engaging and active programming development experience using CS Unplugged (CSU) kinesthetic activities (http://csunplugged.org/), Microsoft Kodu (http://www.kodugamelab.com/), and 3D printing to teach basic computer programming skills in a fun environment. Prior computing experience is NOT required but we are looking for participants with interest in computing.

      The 2017 MAGIC residential Camps will be held on July 25-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Shelby Technology Center Lab 2205 & 2210 and the Educational and Assistive Technologies Lab, Shelby Technology Center Lab 2114.  There is no fee for this program, but enrollment is limited to 20 (twenty) students.  MAGIC Camp is part of a study that looks at different ways to attract girls to computing careers.  Each girls and a parent will need to sign a consent form to participate.  

      Acceptance into this program is dependent upon completion of the following Click Here.  All participants will be invited to participate in the MAGIC evaluation project. Consent forms will be distributed on the first day of the program.  

     For general questions about the program, contact:  

     Dr. Daniela Marghitu (Daniela.Marghitu@auburn.edu)

     Juanita Graham (alabamastemeducation@gmail.com)