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2013 Summer Immersion Program: New York City


Please create a profile by completing the information below. Once your profile is complete, you can start the application.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 15th.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • Must be a current sophomore or junior in high school
  • Participants must commit to attending the full 8-week program in New York City.
  • The program runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

INSTRUCTIONS

 Please complete the following application for Girls Who Code 2013 Summer Immersion Programs. We estimate it will take 1-2 hours to complete an application. You can save your application at any time and return to complete it prior to the deadline.

 

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pmEST on April 15, 2013 to be considered for this year’s program.

FAQ

Q: What will I learn?

A: Our 2012 alums say it best but here’s a snapshot: You will learn the basics of web design, robotics, mobile development, and much more. You will be proficient in computer science and able to develop your own websites, programs and apps. Equally exciting, though, are the opportunities you will have to learn from women who work in technology and are currently building things that change our world. These women will serve as mentors, instructors, tour guides, speakers, lunch companions, and potentially life-long connections.

Q: Who can apply for the 2013 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program?

A: Candidates that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • Current female sophomore or junior in high school
  • Committed to attending the full 8-week program in New York City
  • The program runs from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Applying is easy! Go to Apply Now and create a login.  You will then be able to start an application.

  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on Monday, April 15th.
  •  We will notify selected participants in mid-May.
  • Programs will run for eight weeks from June/July – August depending on location.
  • Applicants must be able to participate fully in the program (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Q: I don’t know anyone who has studied computer science; what would someone do with a degree in computer science?

A: We’re working to change that. Computer scientists, engineers, developers, and entrepreneurs improve the world in which we live each and every day. They find new ways to identify tumors, create systems that allow us to buy things from our beds, connect villages in far-away continents with clean water, animate your favorite movies, and constantly search for the next innovation. They are curious, creative, and eager to work with you.

Q: How much does the Summer Immersion Program cost?

A: Girls Who Code believes that all young women should have access to computer science education and, thanks to the generous support of our partners and sponsors, is able to offer our Summer Immersion Program free of cost. Participants contribute to the program through their commitment, creativity, and and hard work.

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Students Yuxiong Jiang (second l.) and Lorin Cheung (r.) are presented with certificates by Yuh-Line Niou from state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s office. They are joined by Principal Ben Sherman (l.). Photo by Christina Santucci

Students Yuxiong Jiang (second l.) and Lorin Cheung (r.) are presented with certificates by Yuh-Line Niou from state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s office. They are joined by Principal Ben Sherman (l.). Photo by Christina Santucci

 

Ben Sherman, (l.) the principal of the East-West School of International Studies, leads the ribbon cutting with (l.-r.) City Councilman Peter Koo, student Yuxiong Jiang, East-West School Foundation member Lawrence Singer and Yuh-Line Niou from state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s office.Photo by Christina Santucci

Ben Sherman, (l.) the principal of the East-West School of International Studies, leads the ribbon cutting with (l.-r.) City Councilman Peter Koo, student Yuxiong Jiang, East-West School Foundation member Lawrence Singer and Yuh-Line Niou from state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s office. Photo by Christina Santucci

Don Capalbi, representing U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, speaks. Photo by Christina Santucci

Don Capalbi, representing U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, speaks. Photo by Christina Santucci

Twelfth-grade representative Jimena Galindo speaks during the ceremony. Photo by Christina Santucci

Twelfth-grade representative Jimena Galindo speaks during the ceremony. Photo by Christina Santucci

Ben Sherman, (l.) the principal of the East-West School of International Studies, accepts a citation from David Ng from Assemblywoman Nily Rozic's office. Photo by Christina Santucci

Ben Sherman, (l.) the principal of the East-West School of International Studies, accepts a citation from David Ng from Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s office. Photo by Christina Santucci

The East-West School of International Studies recently held a ribbon-cutting for its Civil Rights Wall, which features prominent figures in the the civil rights movement.

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Our East-West students learn how the teachings of Confucius were celebrated and shared throughout the Korean educational systems during the Choson Dynasty, which still has a major influence in Korea today.

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Munjado was one of the very popular form of ideograph painting during the height of Confucianism in Korea.

Hyo: Filial piety

Hyo: Filial piety

Jae: Brotherly love

Jae: Brotherly love

Ch'ung: Loyalty

Ch’ung: Loyalty

Shin: Faith or trust

Shin: Faith or trust

Yae: Etiquette

Yae: Etiquette

The other three virtues are: Ui: Righteousness, Yom: Integrity, and Chi: Modesty

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Pictorial Ideographs of the eight virtues of Confucianism

The knowledge of these eight virtues and corresponding characters was part of the foundation of a Confucian scholar’s education.

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Funded by the Sakura Grant, East-West held its first ever Japanese Calligraphy Workshop on February 27, 2013.

Ms. Fusako Otsubo demonstrating the Art of Shodo

Ms. Fusako Otsubo demonstrating the Art of Shodo

The workshop was led by Ms. Fusako Otsubo, a veteran calligraphy instructor.

Students learned about calligraphy tools and technique.

Students practicing Shodo

Students learned about calligraphy tools and technique as they took their first steps in the discipline of shodo.

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Hosted by our Student Government, over a hundred students from middle school and high school attended a well organized and successful Game Night.

Students have to et pass security in order to enter

Students have to pass security in order to enter

Serious players only

Over a hundred students attended Game Night

Let the games begin…

Having technical difficulties with Dance Machine

Having technical difficulties with Dance Machine

Refreshments were available for purchase from KEY Club

Refreshments were available for purchase from KEY Club

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