Opportunities

  • TECHie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. The goal of TECHie Camp is to engage students in activities that can stimulate a deeper interest in technology; as well as provide opportunities for them to express their imaginations. Each camp has two (2) instructors and up to 20 students.

    Audience: 
    Aspirations Coordinator
    Educator
  • Have you ever wanted to build your own robot and program it to do what you want? Come to the Hiram Robotics Academy and learn to program two different types of robots, both in the Java programming language. The Finch robot is already constructed and has several sensors for measuring the world. Learn to control this robot to accomplish different challenges starting on day 1. You will also design and build your own Lego Mindstorms NXT robot. Attach sensors and motors that you need for the project you choose, then program it in the same Java programming language.

    Audience: 
    Educator
    High Schooler
    Parent
  • To kick off the OGPC season, TechStart will host a state-wide Game Jam! A Game Jam is a one-day event that will provide high-school and middle-school students an opportunity to create a design document and paper prototype of a game based on the team’s chosen theme. Working with industry mentors, students will learn the basics of team communication, translation of abstract ideas into concrete plans, rapid paper-prototyping of their designs, pitching their projects, and professional networking.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
    Middle Schooler
  • The School of Engineering and Technology will provide a $500 scholarship for Indiana Aspiration Award winners that enroll at IUPUI and declare Computer and Information Technology as their major.  This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years total with a GPA of at least 3.0.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
  • $1,000 for Aspirations Award winners that enroll at Rose-Hulman.  In addition, qualified students that apply for and receive an Anita Borg scholarship will receive a matching scholarship.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
    Women in College
  • Winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Missouri – Kansas City if the winner is accepted to the University and majors in Computer Science or Information Technology 
     
    Qualifying Criteria: 
    Audience: 
    High Schooler
    Women in College
  • $1,000 scholarship for any Aspirations Award winner or runner-up that enrolls in Computer Science at the University of Texas - Austin.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
  • Winners of the national or affiliate NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship if they enroll at University of Nebraska at Omaha and select a major in the College of Information Science & Technology. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years if the winner remains enrolled in the College of Information Science & Technology major and satisfies the quality of work standard and the GPA requirements of the college.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
    Women in College
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the Wisconsin Affiliate for Aspirations in Computing.

    Audience: 
    High Schooler
    Women in College

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