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CCS Data Scholars Teaches the Next Generation of Female Coders

What did you do during the summers when you were a teenager? Did you play video games? Did you spend your time at the pool or beach? Or perhaps you favored the park? For 17 local girls, this summer has been all about learning computer science. Most of these future coders are in high school, though some are younger. And about half of them are in foster care. It was a sunny Thursday morning in July when they got to show off all they had...

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CCS’ 3rd annual “Girl Scouts Can” Tech Event draws 38 Participants

On December 4, 2016, CCS Training & Outreach had the pleasure of welcoming 38 Girl Scouts to the second annual “Girl Scouts Can” Tech Event. The girls were eager and enthusiastic to meet computer scientists and graduate students in computational fields who led them through activities designed to create a scaffold of computational thinking and inquiry. Dr. Mahsa Mirzargar, a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science,...

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“She Innovates Tech” Event for Girls, Saturday, 10/29/2016

"She Innovates Tech"—a collaboration between CCS and CODeLLA—aims to inspire girls in Miami-Dade County between the ages of 9 and 17 to become next-generation innovators, problem solvers, and digital creators. This event is intended to build their skill sets and their confidence, while inspiring and encouraging them to pursue STEM education and careers. According to, Florida had only 2,114 computer science graduates in 2014,...

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