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Menka Gupta | @menkag
Nilay Yener | @nlycskn
Pavi Bhatter | @pavibhatter
H O W T O B E A M E N T O R T O B R I N G M O R E G I R L S T O S T E A M ?
#GHC18
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#GHC18
#GHC 18
WHO ARE WE?
Menka Gupta
Mom and Instructor
@Devoxx4KidsUSA
Program Manager
@Intel
Nilay Yener
Mentor
@Devoxx4KidsUSA
Program Manager
@Google
Pavi Bhatter
Student and Instructor
@Devoxx4KidsUSA
Student
@CarnegieMellon
#Devoxx4KidsGHC18
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devoxx4kids.org
@Devoxx4Kids
● Nonprofit & 501(c)(3) Organization
● Introduces STEAM to kids in a fun way
● A global movement, 20+ countries
USA - usa.devoxx4kids.org
● @Devoxx4KidsUSA
● 12+ Chapters
#GHC18
Stage 1:
Challenges on Getting Girls
into STEAM
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PARENTS
GIRLS
(ATTENDEES)
EVENT/CONTENT
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PARENTS
Challenges
• Unconscious bias
• Lack of knowledge
• Lack of role models
• Made aware of unconscious bias
• Educated about STEAM
• Educated on how to be a mentor or role model
• Encouraged to attend/volunteer at the events
What did we do?
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GIRLS
(ATTENDEES)
Challenges
• Negative impression of being
“nerd”
• Less girl attendees at events
• Imposter syndrome
• Need of support
• Start at early age (5-7)
• Encourage to attend a STEAM event
• Invite friends
• Be an attendee -> mentor -> presenter
What did we do?
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Challenges
• Topics and content mainly
targeted to boys
• Less girl attendees
• Less girl presenters
• Added “A” to “STEM”
• Made topics interesting
• Included storytelling
• Supported girls on presenting
(e.g. class management)
• Collaborated with other girls groups like Black
Girls Code
• Invited more women presenters as role models
What did we do?
EVENT/CONTENT
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Share your challenges
#GHC18
Stage 2:
Identifying Topics
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● Focuses on one or more “S.T.E.A.M”
areas
● Easy to learn
● Right per attendees age group
● Encourages collaboration
● Teaches logical thinking
● 30% instructions, 70% hands-on
● Is FUN
How do we choose the
topic?
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● Scratch
● Circuit Arts
● Paper Circuit
● BB-8 Programming
● Wearable Tech
● LEGO Mindstorms
● Minecraft Modding
● Arduino
Workshops
● Raspberry Pi
● Basics of HTML Basics of HTML
● Robotics
● Python Programming
● Mathbreakers
● Apps Using Swift
● Java programming
#GHC18
Stage 3:
Planning a Workshop
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● Instructor (or mentor)
○ Parent or anyone with STEAM experience
● Attendees
○ Daughter, Niece, Sister, Friends
● Topic and content
○ Simple conversation, hands on activity, or demonstration
● Place
○ Home, public library, school, work place
What do you need to
start?
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● Computer
○ Bring your own personal computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.
● Projector
● Volunteers
○ Parents, friends, high school or college students
● Publicize the event
● Optional
○ Snack and water bottle
In addition...
#GHC18
Stage 4:
Fun with Scratch
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PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18
● Scratch is a visual programming language
● It is used to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art
● Simple block-like interface
● www.scratch.mit.edu
What is Scratch?
#GHC18
Stage 5:
Devoxx4Kids Success Stories
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Started at age 14
● Accompanied parents to a STEAM workshop
Instructor for Squishy Circuits/Circuit Arts workshops
Girl Scout Gold Award
● Black Girls Code Robotics Exposition
● O’Reilly Open Source Convention
● Silicon Valley Code Camp
● Oracle’s JavaOne4Kids
Pavi
Where did it all start?
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PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18
Received mentorship through many forms
● Content creation
● Presentation skills
● Public speaking
● Technical skills
● Confidence boost
Mentorship was a form of having a role model throughout the journey
Pavi
Why it worked for me?
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Where did I go?
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● Started at age 8
● Mentor – Father
● Challenges
● Lost most of her friends due to different interests
● Workshops
● Lego Mindstorms
● Arduino programming
● Raspberry Pi programming
● Wants to pursue Computer Science and Engineering in College
Cassandra
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● Started at age 5
● Mentor – Mom
● Challenges
● Less friends attending STEAM events
● Unconscious bias from teachers/adults
● Workshops
● Circuit Art
● Minecraft modding
● Scratch and wearable arts
● Wants to work for NASA one day
Palak
#GHC18
Conclusion
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PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18
● Mentor one girl
● Inspire her to
● Attend
● Volunteer
● Present
at Devoxx4Kids or any other STEAM event
The best way to future is to create it - Alan Kay
Call for Action
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PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18
devoxx4kids.org
usa.devoxx4kids.org
How to connect with us?
@devoxx4kids
@devoxx4kidsUSA
#Devoxx4KidsGHC18
Devoxx4Kids Workshops GitHub
#GHC18
THANK YOU!
@menkag
@nlycskn
@pavibhatter

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How to be a mentor to bring more girls to STEAM

  • 1. Menka Gupta | @menkag Nilay Yener | @nlycskn Pavi Bhatter | @pavibhatter H O W T O B E A M E N T O R T O B R I N G M O R E G I R L S T O S T E A M ? #GHC18
  • 2. PAGE 2 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC18 #GHC 18 WHO ARE WE? Menka Gupta Mom and Instructor @Devoxx4KidsUSA Program Manager @Intel Nilay Yener Mentor @Devoxx4KidsUSA Program Manager @Google Pavi Bhatter Student and Instructor @Devoxx4KidsUSA Student @CarnegieMellon #Devoxx4KidsGHC18
  • 3. PAGE 3 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 devoxx4kids.org @Devoxx4Kids ● Nonprofit & 501(c)(3) Organization ● Introduces STEAM to kids in a fun way ● A global movement, 20+ countries USA - usa.devoxx4kids.org ● @Devoxx4KidsUSA ● 12+ Chapters
  • 4. #GHC18 Stage 1: Challenges on Getting Girls into STEAM
  • 5. PAGE 5 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 PARENTS GIRLS (ATTENDEES) EVENT/CONTENT
  • 6. PAGE 6 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 PARENTS Challenges • Unconscious bias • Lack of knowledge • Lack of role models • Made aware of unconscious bias • Educated about STEAM • Educated on how to be a mentor or role model • Encouraged to attend/volunteer at the events What did we do?
  • 7. PAGE 7 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 GIRLS (ATTENDEES) Challenges • Negative impression of being “nerd” • Less girl attendees at events • Imposter syndrome • Need of support • Start at early age (5-7) • Encourage to attend a STEAM event • Invite friends • Be an attendee -> mentor -> presenter What did we do?
  • 8. PAGE 8 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 Challenges • Topics and content mainly targeted to boys • Less girl attendees • Less girl presenters • Added “A” to “STEM” • Made topics interesting • Included storytelling • Supported girls on presenting (e.g. class management) • Collaborated with other girls groups like Black Girls Code • Invited more women presenters as role models What did we do? EVENT/CONTENT
  • 9. PAGE 9 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 Share your challenges
  • 11. PAGE 11 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Focuses on one or more “S.T.E.A.M” areas ● Easy to learn ● Right per attendees age group ● Encourages collaboration ● Teaches logical thinking ● 30% instructions, 70% hands-on ● Is FUN How do we choose the topic?
  • 12. PAGE 12 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Scratch ● Circuit Arts ● Paper Circuit ● BB-8 Programming ● Wearable Tech ● LEGO Mindstorms ● Minecraft Modding ● Arduino Workshops ● Raspberry Pi ● Basics of HTML Basics of HTML ● Robotics ● Python Programming ● Mathbreakers ● Apps Using Swift ● Java programming
  • 14. PAGE 14 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Instructor (or mentor) ○ Parent or anyone with STEAM experience ● Attendees ○ Daughter, Niece, Sister, Friends ● Topic and content ○ Simple conversation, hands on activity, or demonstration ● Place ○ Home, public library, school, work place What do you need to start?
  • 15. PAGE 15 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Computer ○ Bring your own personal computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. ● Projector ● Volunteers ○ Parents, friends, high school or college students ● Publicize the event ● Optional ○ Snack and water bottle In addition...
  • 17. PAGE 17 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Scratch is a visual programming language ● It is used to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art ● Simple block-like interface ● www.scratch.mit.edu What is Scratch?
  • 19. PAGE 19 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 Started at age 14 ● Accompanied parents to a STEAM workshop Instructor for Squishy Circuits/Circuit Arts workshops Girl Scout Gold Award ● Black Girls Code Robotics Exposition ● O’Reilly Open Source Convention ● Silicon Valley Code Camp ● Oracle’s JavaOne4Kids Pavi Where did it all start?
  • 20. PAGE 20 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 Received mentorship through many forms ● Content creation ● Presentation skills ● Public speaking ● Technical skills ● Confidence boost Mentorship was a form of having a role model throughout the journey Pavi Why it worked for me?
  • 21. PAGE 21 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 Where did I go?
  • 22. PAGE 22 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Started at age 8 ● Mentor – Father ● Challenges ● Lost most of her friends due to different interests ● Workshops ● Lego Mindstorms ● Arduino programming ● Raspberry Pi programming ● Wants to pursue Computer Science and Engineering in College Cassandra
  • 23. PAGE 23 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Started at age 5 ● Mentor – Mom ● Challenges ● Less friends attending STEAM events ● Unconscious bias from teachers/adults ● Workshops ● Circuit Art ● Minecraft modding ● Scratch and wearable arts ● Wants to work for NASA one day Palak
  • 25. PAGE 25 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 ● Mentor one girl ● Inspire her to ● Attend ● Volunteer ● Present at Devoxx4Kids or any other STEAM event The best way to future is to create it - Alan Kay Call for Action
  • 26. PAGE 26 | GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION 2018 PRESENTED BY ANITAB.ORG AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY #GHC 18 devoxx4kids.org usa.devoxx4kids.org How to connect with us? @devoxx4kids @devoxx4kidsUSA #Devoxx4KidsGHC18 Devoxx4Kids Workshops GitHub