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CS@SC Summer Camps

$80,611
80%
Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
81 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 31, at 12:00 AM PDT
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CS@SC Summer Camps

The CS@SC Summer Camps are designed to provide students with an early education into computer science, engineering, and applied physical science, which are not typically covered in formal K12 curricula. The camps are primarily targeting girls, under-represented ethnicities (Hispanic and African American), and low income families.  To encourage a sense of diversity, which is the reality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, the camps are open to all ethnicities, income backgrounds, and genders.

 

 

Although the camps are open to boys and girls, we have a particular interest in encouraging the education of girls in the computing field. The national average for girls receiving Bachelor’s degrees in computing fields is 19%. USC’s School of Engineering has over 40% women in the incoming freshmen class, which is among the highest in the nation. We would like to continue to encourage girls into the field, and research has shown that if girls are exposed to computer science or engineering fields before entering high school (and possibly middle school), they are more likely to pursue more difficult science and mathematics classes. Since these fields do not have any inherent advantages based on gender, there is no reason the field should not support an equal population of girls and boys.

 

 

We are trying to raise $100,000 for summer 2018 so we can provide this opportunity for over 500 kids.  Any amount is appreciated. 

 

 

 

Please consider donating and helping to support our program.

Levels
Choose a giving level

$1

Cardinal C++

Special recognition for your contribution will be provided in camp publications and on the web site

You will play an important role in promoting STEM to ALL students through programming regardless of gender, ethnicity, or family income.

$50

Pearl Perl

You will help to support sending a student to the camp for free by providing lunch for the week!

Enjoy all the benefits of Cardinal C++ as well.

$100

Emerald Erlang

You will help to provide a computer for students to use during the camp!

Enjoy all the benefits of Pearl Perl and Cardinal C++ as well.

$250

Cobalt COBOL

You will help to provide another instructor in the camp!

Enjoy all benefits of Emerald Erlang, Pearl Perl, and Cardinal C++ as well.

$550

Jade Java

Admission for one student to a CS@SC Summer Camp with a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students!

Enjoy all the benefits of Cobalt COBOL, Emerald Erland, Pearl Perl, and Cardinal C++ as well.

$1,000

Sapphire Smalltalk

Admission for two students to a CS@SC Summer Camp with a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students!

Enjoy all the benefits of Cobalt COBOL, Emerald Erland, Pearl Perl, and Cardinal C++ as well.

$2,500

Ruby Ruby

Admission for five students to a CS@SC Summer Camp with a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students!

A personal tour of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering

Recognition in opening presentation during each camp

Enjoy all the benefits of Cobalt COBOL, Emerald Erland, Pearl Perl, and Cardinal C++ as well.

$5,000

Bronze BASIC

A customized plaque honoring your generosity Admission for 10 students to a private CS@SC Summer Camp with a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students!

A personal tour of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering

Recognition in opening presentation during each camp

Enjoy all the benefits of Cobalt COBOL, Emerald Erlang, Pearl Perl, and Cardinal C++ as well.

Please note that a Fair Market Value of $100 is not eligible for tax deduction.