FRIDAY, APRIL 21
2:30 – 3:00 pm: On Site Registration and Check In
3:00 – 3:15 pm: ACM Welcome to the Celebration!
3:15 – 4:00 pm: Panel: Voices in Computing from Young Women as Students and in Early Career
4:00 – 4:30 pm: Advocating for Computer Science with CSTA-NM President Paige Prescott
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Panel of Computer Science faculty and teachers in Las Cruces — Lauren Curry, Melody Hagaman, Enrico Pontelli
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Legislating for Computer Science with Representative Bill McCamley
6:00 pm: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony
6:45 pm: Dinner, everyone is welcome with RSVP – limit of 75 (deadline to rsvp for dinner has passed)
8:00 – 11:00 pm: PARTY! Let’s Celebrate! DJ, dancing, lights and sirens!! Join us!! One and all!!
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
8:00 – 8:30 am: On Site Registration and Check In
8:00 – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 pm: Code.org Workshop for Teachers
9:00 – 10:00 am: Showcase of Computer Science – Celebrations of Learning
Join over 50 young women as they showcase their CS projects and builds. Celebrate this outstanding community of programmers!
1) Participants from the Young Women in Computing program at New Mexico State University
2) Young women completing CS courses and projects from Las Cruces high schools
3) NCWIT Aspirations in Computing winners
Walk through and discover each young woman’s amazing talents! Celebrate their designs and creations!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Community Celebration of Computer Science
Computer Science and Robotics! Experience beginner programming with Ozobots! This engaging, hands-on workshop is open to all community members, including families, individuals, teenagers, retirees, and the general public.
Work side-by-side with a daughter, parent, or new friend, to discover how computer science is a pivotal skill in the 21st century. We’ll discuss opportunities afforded by CS education, the importance of pre-college preparation for CS careers, how young women can achieve personal satisfaction and maintain family life in their careers, and highlight the amazing connections between work and community.
Awards will be provided for the most complete program, the most creative design, and for bravery in CS exploration.
12:00 pm: Close of Celebration