In-person Middle School Summer Camp Application June 20 - July 1, 2022

This summer join other middle school girls to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all in-person with New Mexico State University Department of Computer Science's Young Women in Computing (YWiC)!

NO COST TO PARTICIPATE! ALL SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE. Participants will be given a stipend of $100 after successful participation and completion of camp activities.

About YWiC Tech Camps:
  ➤ Structured, two-week session (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
  ➤ Curriculum in Python, virtual reality, and other emerging technologies
  ➤ Personalized learning and time to socialize to build community
  ➤ Learn and create with coding
  ➤ Exploration of careers that use computer skills
  ➤ Balanced schedule that blends live instruction and project development
  ➤ Camp experience including games, challenges, and YWiC traditions

YWiC summer camps are part of a research project to increase female interest and participation in computing. The camp is for students who self-identify as females, genderqueer, or non-binary in middle school, rising into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and will include a stipend ($100) and an opportunity to win technology prizes, plus swag (bags, notepads, pens, etc.). Participants utilize computational thinking through a variety of interactive software tools. These tools show students that computer science is a fun, creative, engaging, and rewarding field and they are more than capable of learning these skills!

NMSU is a nationally ranked Carnegie Foundation research institution with top performing programs and services. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, and work to identify best practices for continued success. All participants will engage in this process via pre- and post-assessments, entry and exit interviews, daily surveys, and other data gathering methods.

Summer programs are presented by the outreach team in the Department of Computer Science at NMSU. Instructors are accomplished NMSU students studying computer science. We utilize near-peer mentors as educators to build strong connections between participants and the exciting world of computer science.

Acceptance into this program is based on first-come, first-basis, and is not a competitive process. The application will remain open until all slots are filled. NMSU complies with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all state and federals laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in admission, treatment and/or access to its programs and activities.

If you ready to learn, create, and build programming in a fun and friendly environment, fill out the application below. We can't wait to see you!  For more information contact us at

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