WELCOME
Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program
Session 5:
Graduation & How YOU Can Change the World
Agenda:
The GIT Me...
Upcoming Events and
Opportunities
http://makerfairenova.com/
Hands-on Creation, Invention, and Fun at

Northern Virginia’s
Inaugural
Mini Maker Faire
Sunday...
Event
Save the Date! Tuesday, March 25th
STEM + Women is a conference offering young women in high school and college the
...
Event
GIT’s 12th Annual
SHARING OUR SUCCESS
**SAVE THE DATE!**
Girls! Come spend an exciting evening learning about career...
Scholarship Opportunity
Northern Virginia Community College
Biotechnology Scholarship
$10,000 Scholarship
The Rividium Bio...
 Established in 2003
 All volunteers
 Our Mission: Empower girls and young women to launch science, technology,
enginee...
What is the “Computer Game
Design” Industry?
 “Serious” Games
◦ Educational, training,
persuasion
◦ Employ virtual
multip...
“Serious” Games implemented in
the world
 K-12 education (used in STEM
classes)
 Civilian first responder training
 For...
The Serious Gamer…
 Developed mobile app for
Attorney General’s office
◦ Called Influenced
◦ Help fight gang
recruitment ...
Game Sequels
 US State Department:
◦ Mobile app to discourage
Muslim youth in Middle
East from joining extremist
movement...
STEM and Computer Game Design
 Science, Technology,
Engineering, & Math (STEM)
 Integrated curriculum that
forms strong ...
Girls in Technology
◦ Team, project and role-based learning and
creative experience
◦ Class will be divided into teams
 E...
WHO WILL THE LUCKY GIT GIRL BE?
All-Girls Summer Computer Game Design Course!
Will award a GIT Mentor-Protégé to attend th...
Scholarship Opportunity
A total of four scholarships valued at $1000 will be awarded, one in each STEM field: Science,
Tec...
SPEAKER PANEL
Graduation & How Can You Change the World?
Congratulations! Through participation in the GIT Mentor-Protégé ...
GRADUATION
GIT Mentor Protégé 2013-2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwS7VlMSRv8
MENTORING SESSION
THANK YOU MENTORS <3
KEEP IN TOUCH
JOIN US ON LINKEDIN TO STAY CONNECTED: EVENTS, INTERNSHIP,
JOB, EDUCATIONAL ANNOUCEMENTS:
LinkedIn: http://w...
CLOSING
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN and our GIT BLOG!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-In-
Techno...
Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World
Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World
Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World
Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World
Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World
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Virginia - Girls in Technology Session 5: Graduation & How You Can Change The World

  1. 1. WELCOME Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program Session 5: Graduation & How YOU Can Change the World Agenda: The GIT Mentor-Protégé Program starts promptly at 6:00 PM. • 6:00 - 6:15pm: Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments (You must sign in with the GIT front desk in order to record your attendance) • 6:15 - 6:45pm: Welcome/Announcements/Scholarship • 6:45 - 7:15pm: Featured Speaker & Panel Discussion • 7:15 - 8:15pm: Graduation Awards & “How I’m Going To Change the World” • 8:15 - 8:30pm: Mentor/Protégé Final Discussions • 8:30 - 8:35pm: Closing • 8:35 - Group Pictures
  2. 2. Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  3. 3. http://makerfairenova.com/ Hands-on Creation, Invention, and Fun at
 Northern Virginia’s Inaugural Mini Maker Faire Sunday, March 16 South Lakes HS & Hughes MS Reston, VA *3D Scanning and Printing *Musical Instrument Maker *Solar Power Car *Robots *Aluminum Aerogami *Kinetic Wearable Electronic Art *Science Experiments *Open Source Hardware Projects Event
  4. 4. Event Save the Date! Tuesday, March 25th STEM + Women is a conference offering young women in high school and college the opportunity to learn about STEM and related fields, with a special focus on the skills necessary for navigating a global workforce. Panel Discussion Topics: STEM+ Education STEM+ Careers STEM+ Entrepreneurship STEM+ Leadership STEM+ Culture STEM+ Remarkable Women When: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: George Mason University Fairfax Campus, Dewberry Hall Why: Come discover why STEM+ matters and how women are reprogramming the industry Info: http://game.gmu.edu/stempluswomen
  5. 5. Event GIT’s 12th Annual SHARING OUR SUCCESS **SAVE THE DATE!** Girls! Come spend an exciting evening learning about careers in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM) and network with a diverse group of successful women who have pursued a wide variety of STEAM-related careers. Who: Girls in 6th through 12th grades When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: SAIC Conference Center 1710 SAIC Drive McLean, VA 22102
  6. 6. Scholarship Opportunity Northern Virginia Community College Biotechnology Scholarship $10,000 Scholarship The Rividium Biotechnology scholarship is now open. All High School seniors from the Northern Virginia area who are interested in completing the Associate Degree in Biotechnology program at NOVA and have a GPA of 3.0 are encouraged to apply. This scholarship covers tuition and books for the whole duration of the program. Vashti C. Bryant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology Northern Virginia Community College Manassas Campus Parrish Hall, Room 213 6901 Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20109 vbryant@nvcc.edu
  7. 7.  Established in 2003  All volunteers  Our Mission: Empower girls and young women to launch science, technology, engineering, art+design, and math (STEAM) related careers  Fund educational programs for Middle & High School girls, and young women in college Recently Funded Programs:  GIT Mentor-Protégé Program & Sharing our Success  National Cybersecurity Challenge camps & scholarships  George Mason University scholarships & conference  Girls Game Design Course  STEM+ Women Conference Follow us Women in Technology Education Foundation WITEFdc Website: www.womenintechnology.org/witef Email: info@witef.org
  8. 8. What is the “Computer Game Design” Industry?  “Serious” Games ◦ Educational, training, persuasion ◦ Employ virtual multiplayer team based learning ◦ Utilized by private companies, state, and local governments ◦ Can be applied to any discipline
  9. 9. “Serious” Games implemented in the world  K-12 education (used in STEM classes)  Civilian first responder training  Foreign policy analysis  Military training  Medical stimulation  Much more…
  10. 10. The Serious Gamer…  Developed mobile app for Attorney General’s office ◦ Called Influenced ◦ Help fight gang recruitment in schools ◦ Players gained school and community influence points based on game play ◦ Included extensive research on gang attitudes, clothes, Students in the Mason Computer Game Design Program create “serious” games
  11. 11. Game Sequels  US State Department: ◦ Mobile app to discourage Muslim youth in Middle East from joining extremist movements  Grab the Goodies: Students worked with non-profit lobby group to create mobile app ◦ Encourages healthy life style ◦ Create Pressure Network to teach dangers of under aged drinking  Fairfax Fire and Rescue ◦ Developing virtual 3D firefighter interactive training simulator  Students went through physical training  Rushed with firefighters to several training “burns”  Students developed the IVIS interactive system  Success lead to a growing company
  12. 12. STEM and Computer Game Design  Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)  Integrated curriculum that forms strong foundation  Requires team-based, project-based pedagogy ◦ Every member of the team learns ALL of STEM topics with the goal of developing a “game” project Computer Game Design combines STEM core competencies
  13. 13. Girls in Technology ◦ Team, project and role-based learning and creative experience ◦ Class will be divided into teams  Each girl will learn about all the roles on a game design team and assume one or two main roles:  Producer, User Interface Designer, Rules of Play, Scoring, and Level Design  Design a basic 3D game within the Unity game engine  Learn about the roles of story writing and music within game design  Discover how the Game Industry touches many different fields Girls Introduction to Game Design
  14. 14. WHO WILL THE LUCKY GIT GIRL BE? All-Girls Summer Computer Game Design Course! Will award a GIT Mentor-Protégé to attend the summer program. To qualify, GIT mentoring program girls are requested to participate in a GMU survey to share their interests in learning about game design and to contribute their ideas for the course design. Their survey responses will also be an integral part of educational research in this growing field of study ( 9 short questions). https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9RT32WS http://game.gmu.edu/summergameinstitute2013.html
  15. 15. Scholarship Opportunity A total of four scholarships valued at $1000 will be awarded, one in each STEM field: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, May 18 Scholarship Questions 1. What is your big dream? 2. Now that you have had this mentor/protégé experience, how will you go back to your school and encourage other girls? Be as descriptive as possible. 3. Reflecting upon the GIT 7 Core Beliefs, which will help you achieve your dream? How To Apply There are four categories students may apply: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Eligible student have two ways to submit their scholarship entries; Essay or Video. Essays should answer the three scholarship questions. Each question should contain 250-300 words, for total of 500-600 words. Videos should answer the three scholarship questions: Each question should be approximately 2-3 minutes on each topic, for a total of 4-6 minutes. All essays and videos should be submitted to: seschait@gmail.com Visit for more details: http://www.womenintechnology.org/node/709 Contact Susan Chait, seschait@gmail.com, with any questions
  16. 16. SPEAKER PANEL Graduation & How Can You Change the World? Congratulations! Through participation in the GIT Mentor-Protégé Program, you’ve heard from the remarkable achievements of women in the STEM community from your mentors, guest speakers, the GIT program committee and each other. In our final session, we’ll consider the strategies you’ve learned and focus on how to channel them into making impactful contributions to the STEM community! Irene Lane, Greenloons, Founder Izella Dornell Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Department of Commerce Moderator Panelist
  17. 17. GRADUATION
  18. 18. GIT Mentor Protégé 2013-2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwS7VlMSRv8
  19. 19. MENTORING SESSION THANK YOU MENTORS <3
  20. 20. KEEP IN TOUCH JOIN US ON LINKEDIN TO STAY CONNECTED: EVENTS, INTERNSHIP, JOB, EDUCATIONAL ANNOUCEMENTS: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=7474834&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v
  21. 21. CLOSING JOIN US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN and our GIT BLOG! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-In- Technology/300114760006884 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsInTech_WIT Blog: http://girlsintechnologyblog.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=7474834&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v REMINDERS: • THANK YOUR MENTORS • SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS • ATTEND GIT SOS • ATTEND ANNOUNCED EVENTS • APPLY the 7 CORE BELIEFS • BE CONFIDENT • BE GREAT!!!!!! • KEEP IN TOUCH~

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