Cyber Girls
A concept for
linking the story
of women in
computing across
generations.
DaVinci Minds, Inc.
Cliff Zintgraff ...
Jim Brazell led a dozen workshops on
STEM strategy in 2012 for groups
ranging from national associations to
school distric...
CONCEPT - Cyber Girls
A coloring book linked to Whyville
computational thinking simulations
and WhyCareers activities onli...
Welcome! Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys.
Whyville's millions of registered "citiz...
For the past 100 years, San
Antonio has pioneered the
future. Cyber Girls is a way to
bring this story to the
attention of...
What do you
think of
when I say
computer?
CONCEPT
Feedback/questions to
jimbrazell@ventureramp.com
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/23/computers.bartik.obit/index.html
Cyber Girls: The story of the first women c...
Ada Lovelace
wrote first computer
program/algorithm.
http://www.officemuseum.com/data_processing_machines.htm
http://www.oz.net/~markhow/writing/holl.htm
The Punched Card's Pe...
The first programmers started out as "Computers." This was the name
given by the Army to a group of over 80 women working a...
Women of cyber - linking the story across generations.
Dr. Susan Naylor
& Dawn K Garcia
“...contribution of a method
for speeding the indexing of
the human genome project.”
-ver...
Lynn A Dugle
Vice President
Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems
Dallas, TX
Lynn A. Dugle is a Raytheon Company (...
MAJOR GENERAL SUZANNE M. "ZAN" VAUTRINOT
Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. "Zan" Vautrinot is the Commander, 24th Air Force;
and Comman...
STEM STRATEGY
The influence of computer
technology is everywhere.
What are STEM jobs and
where do women and cyber
fit in?
5.5% STEM JOBS
5.5% of U.S. Workforce,
7.6MM STEM Jobs in
2010
David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Kha...
½ of STEM Jobs are
CYBER (Network and
Information Tech)
David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Khan, and ...
ANTHONY P. CARNEVALE NICOLE SMITH MICHELLE MELTON,
“Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics”,
Georgetown University...
David Beede, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, Office of the Chief
Economist,...
David Beede, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, Office of the Chief
Economist,...
STEM STRATEGY
Cyber Girls, STEM Girls,
Space Girls... Oh my!
In the NSF-funded Bringing
Up Girls in Science (BUGS)
study, 4th and 5th grade girls
receiving a sustained
intervention ha...
CONCEPT - Cyber Girls
A coloring book linked to Whyville
computational thinking simulations
and WhyCareers activities onli...
Welcome! Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys.
Whyville's millions of registered "citiz...
cyberSTEM Strategy
Link coloring book to
existing Whyville
computational thinking
simulations for information
technology (...
cyberSTEM Strategy
There are between 3.8 (U.S.) and 5.8 (O.E.C.D.) million
people in the U.S. employed in NIT.
Computer an...
STEM(x) Strategy
Link coloring book to
Whyville computational
thinking simulations for
citizenship, financial
management, ...
Technology impacts all jobs and academic disciplines—all aspects
of life. Cyber is the common thread to STEM and virtually...
Input
Output
Process
WHAT’s NEW - CONCEPT
Embedded workbook pages for activities related to
learning about systems theory,...
How has DaVinci Minds
been part of STEM in San
Antonio and nationally?
DaVinci Minds is a lead project coordinator for TWC innovation education program for
middle school math, science and caree...
DaVinci Minds, St Mary’s University, and the Society for Design and
Process Science designed an introduction to electronic...
Cyber Patriot
highschoolcdc.com
Cliff Zintgraff was founding industry chair of the Information
Technology and Security Aca...
DaVinci Minds has
collaborated and been part of
the Texas Institute for
Educational Robotics and
sapceTEAMS with ACCD’s
An...
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Jim Brazell led a dozen workshops on STEM strategy in 2012 for groups ranging from national associations to school districts. In these workshops, the audience is convened to design the future of STEM education. Five of the twelve 2012 audiences designed coloring books for children in 4th grade to 7th grade. Jim has also discovered that there is no career reader for this same age group related to cyber/IT.

For the past 100 years, San Antonio has pioneered the future. Cyber Girls is a way to bring this story to the attention of the city’s children, teachers, and schools. At a very low cost, Cyber Girls delivers a blended learning curricula connecting classroom and online activities.

CyberGirls is a coloring book featuring computer history, art, and brain game activities on paper while linking to the free online virtual world of Whyville and Whycareers.

The target demographic is 7-to-12 year old girls and boys and their teachers in school (as well as girls STEM camps and related programs).

While initially delivering a local San Antonio coloring book, Cyber Girls is designed to be a national brand and product sold through teacher supply stores and a network of teacher professional development specialists.

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Girl Computers - A Concept for Linking The Story of "Women Computers" Across the Generations, Girls, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, November 11, 2012

  1. 1. Cyber Girls A concept for linking the story of women in computing across generations. DaVinci Minds, Inc. Cliff Zintgraff and Jim Brazell
  2. 2. Jim Brazell led a dozen workshops on STEM strategy in 2012 for groups ranging from national associations to school districts. In these workshops, the audience is convened to design the future of STEM education. Five of the twelve 20112 audiences designed coloring books for children in 4th grade to 7th grade. Jim has also discovered that there is no career reader for this same age group related to cyber/IT. Girls Inc., San Antonio, TX, 11/19/2012
  3. 3. CONCEPT - Cyber Girls A coloring book linked to Whyville computational thinking simulations and WhyCareers activities online. 30 pages - 6 sections - 5 pages 5 profiles of modern women of information technology nationally. 5 women of technology from San Antonio and TX history. *Possible start of a women in technology series segmented by target industries, stories, and activities.
  4. 4. Welcome! Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys. Whyville's millions of registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy - citizens earn "clams" by playing educational games. And much, much, much more! Joining Whyville is free. The primary support for Whyville comes from its sponsors. Whyville & WhyCareers
  5. 5. For the past 100 years, San Antonio has pioneered the future. Cyber Girls is a way to bring this story to the attention of the city’s children, teachers, and schools. At a very low cost, Cyber Girls delivers a blended learning curricula connecting classroom and online activities. CyberGirls is a coloring book featuring computer history, art, and brain game activities on paper while linking to the free online virtual world of Whyville and Whycareers. The target demographic is 7- to-12 year old girls and boys and their teachers in school (as well as girls STEM camps and related programs). While initially delivering a local San Antonio coloring book, Cyber Girls is designed to be a national brand and product sold through teacher supply stores and a network of teacher professional development specialists.
  6. 6. What do you think of when I say computer? CONCEPT Feedback/questions to jimbrazell@ventureramp.com
  7. 7. http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/23/computers.bartik.obit/index.html Cyber Girls: The story of the first women computers. The first computers were women who wrote computer languages and mathematical calculations by hand. The first computer algorithm (or “program”) was written by Ada Lovelace in 1843. During the 1890 Census, women computers processed the equivalent in punch cards stacked to the height of the Empire State building daily. In 1945, the women computers of the war effort were recruited to become the programmers of the first supercomputer. 1/5 the size of a football field, the lights of West Philadelphia would dim when the machine was turned on. A modern wonder, the ENIAC was a 1,000 fold faster than the mechanical calculators it replaced. Learn more with the 2010 Documentary: Top Secret Rosie’s http://technicallyphilly.com/ 2010/09/22/top-secret-rosies-documentary-tells-story-of-women-computers-in-wwii
  8. 8. Ada Lovelace wrote first computer program/algorithm.
  9. 9. http://www.officemuseum.com/data_processing_machines.htm http://www.oz.net/~markhow/writing/holl.htm The Punched Card's Pedigree Hollerith’s 1890 census device proved the feasibility of punched cards for big projects. And his Tabulating Machine Company helped make cards the primary data storage system for 80 years. But Hollerith didn’t invent the idea. In the early 1800s, mechanized looms stored textile patterns using punched cards. Charles Babbage’s un-built Analytical Engine featured a card reader. Even player pianos stored melodies using holes in paper http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/punch 1890 Census, Hollerith’s Punch Cards
  10. 10. The first programmers started out as "Computers." This was the name given by the Army to a group of over 80 women working at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II calculating ballistics trajectories - complex differential equations - by hand. When the Army agreed to fund an experimental project, the first all-electronic digital computer, six "Computers" were selected in 1945 to be its first programmers. They were Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum. AUDIO HISTORY - http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/ halloffame/1997/eniac.php http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/23/computers.bartik.obit/index.html ENIACVIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPweFhhXFvY
  11. 11. Women of cyber - linking the story across generations.
  12. 12. Dr. Susan Naylor & Dawn K Garcia “...contribution of a method for speeding the indexing of the human genome project.” -verify San Antonio, TX Dr. Susan Naylor UTHSC CONCEPT
  13. 13. Lynn A Dugle Vice President Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems Dallas, TX Lynn A. Dugle is a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) vice president and president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS). Prior to her role at IIS, Dugle was vice president, Engineering, Technology and Quality for Raytheon Network Centric Systems, and was responsible for the function’s strategic direction, leadership and operations. Before joining Raytheon, Dugle held officer-level positions with ADC Telecommunications and served as a Texas Instruments vice president for Quality at the Defense Systems and Electronics Group. Dugle earned two bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. http://stemconnector.org/lynn-dugle-Raytheon CONCEPT
  14. 14. MAJOR GENERAL SUZANNE M. "ZAN" VAUTRINOT Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. "Zan" Vautrinot is the Commander, 24th Air Force; and Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. General Vautrinot is responsible for the Air Force's component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general directs the activities of three operational cyber wings, two headquartered at Lackland, and one at Robins AFB, Ga., as well as the 624th Operations Center at Lackland. SAN ANTONIO, TX http://www.spacefoundation.org/media/news-briefs/vautrinot-calls-defense-offense CONCEPT
  15. 15. STEM STRATEGY The influence of computer technology is everywhere. What are STEM jobs and where do women and cyber fit in?
  16. 16. 5.5% STEM JOBS 5.5% of U.S. Workforce, 7.6MM STEM Jobs in 2010 David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future.” US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration last accessed online October 28, 2012 http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/stemfinalyjuly14_1.pdf
  17. 17. ½ of STEM Jobs are CYBER (Network and Information Tech) David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future.” US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration last accessed online October 28, 2012 http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/stemfinalyjuly14_1.pdf 5.5% STEM JOBS
  18. 18. ANTHONY P. CARNEVALE NICOLE SMITH MICHELLE MELTON, “Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics”, Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce, October 20, 2012 last accessed October 28, 2012 at http://cew.georgetown.edu/stem/.
  19. 19. David Beede, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, Office of the Chief Economist, “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation.” US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration last accessed online October 28, 2012 http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/ womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf
  20. 20. David Beede, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms, Office of the Chief Economist, “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation.” US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration last accessed online October 28, 2012 http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/ womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf
  21. 21. STEM STRATEGY Cyber Girls, STEM Girls, Space Girls... Oh my!
  22. 22. In the NSF-funded Bringing Up Girls in Science (BUGS) study, 4th and 5th grade girls receiving a sustained intervention had more positive views of science and related careers eight years after the intervention. (Tyler-Wood, Ellison, Lim and Periathiruvadi, 2012).
  23. 23. CONCEPT - Cyber Girls A coloring book linked to Whyville computational thinking simulations and WhyCareers activities online. 30 pages - 6 sections - 5 pages 5 profiles of modern women of information technology nationally. 5 women of technology from San Antonio and TX history. *Possible start of a women in technology series segmented by target industries, stories, and activities.
  24. 24. Welcome! Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys. Whyville's millions of registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy - citizens earn "clams" by playing educational games. And much, much, much more! Joining Whyville is free. The primary support for Whyville comes from its sponsors. Whyville & WhyCareers
  25. 25. cyberSTEM Strategy Link coloring book to existing Whyville computational thinking simulations for information technology (cyber) in scientific experiments, health, engineering, biomed, energy, and more....
  26. 26. cyberSTEM Strategy There are between 3.8 (U.S.) and 5.8 (O.E.C.D.) million people in the U.S. employed in NIT. Computer and mathematical occupations are projected to add 785,700 new jobs from 2008 to 2018. As a group, these jobs are forecast to grow more than twice as fast as the average for all occupations in the economy. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-nitrd-report-2010.pdf
  27. 27. STEM(x) Strategy Link coloring book to Whyville computational thinking simulations for citizenship, financial management, nutrition, and oceanography.
  28. 28. Technology impacts all jobs and academic disciplines—all aspects of life. Cyber is the common thread to STEM and virtually all jobs. STEM(x) Strategy 5.5% of Jobs in U.S. workforce are STEM. 7.6MM STEM jobs (2010) U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, STEM Jobs Now and for the Future), 2010 2010, 5.5% of U.S. Workforce
  29. 29. Input Output Process WHAT’s NEW - CONCEPT Embedded workbook pages for activities related to learning about systems theory, algorithms, and logic. Correlated to common core and emerging computational thinking theory and standards in partnership with the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) and the Software Engineering Society (SES). Possible collaboration with International Society for Technology in Education SIG for Computational thinking (conferencing in San Antonio 2013, 2017, 2021).
  30. 30. How has DaVinci Minds been part of STEM in San Antonio and nationally?
  31. 31. DaVinci Minds is a lead project coordinator for TWC innovation education program for middle school math, science and career supplementals (2009-20012). The company is currently delivering the final phase of Next Generation Learning Challenge Grant, funded by the Gates and Hewlett Foundations, to translate the TWC TX product to meet national Common Core Standards for middle school math education. Whyville serves an audience that is 60% female and typically 11-13 years of age.
  32. 32. DaVinci Minds, St Mary’s University, and the Society for Design and Process Science designed an introduction to electronics and systems design for middle school students during the summer of 2012.
  33. 33. Cyber Patriot highschoolcdc.com Cliff Zintgraff was founding industry chair of the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA). Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Students-hoping-to-ridethe-cybersecurity-wave-1043235.php#ixzz1IBe4Gqls
  34. 34. DaVinci Minds has collaborated and been part of the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics and sapceTEAMS with ACCD’s Andrew Schuetze since the inception of the program in 2006.

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