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CompuGirls Hawaii Spring Camp 2021 registration is now open to Hawaii girls in grades 8-12! CompuGirls Hawaii is a free virtual program aimed to introduce and educate Hawaii girls underrepresented in STEM education to cybersecurity and IT. CyberHawaii members who know of anyone interested in applying can register at cyberhawaii.org/compugirls.
Students will participate in nine two-hour sessions from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Feb. 20 – April 24, 2021 and will be provided with full access to the curriculum and activities. Students who do not have access to a laptop with USB ports and/or Wi-Fi must indicate that in their application and devices will be provided to them for the duration of the program.
The Spring Camp includes innovative technologies such as Gather.Town, a virtual space for students to interact more effectively online combining video-calling with a 2D map, and micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer that introduces how software and hardware work together. In addition, students will be introduced to cryptography: the practice of encrypting and decrypting data; the role of ciphers in cybersecurity: guessing the cipher key to reveal encrypted data; whether cracking ciphers is ethical; and much more. To view the Spring schedule, click here.
Toni Kaui, STEM Ambassador of CompuGirls Hawaii joined Hawaii News Now Sunrise to talk about the CompuGirls Hawaii Spring 2021 Camp. To watch the full interview, click here.