Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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FL – canCode Teen Hackathon

Program Description:

Founded by a high school student, canCode is hosting a hackathon open to all teens in South Florida.

Join us for our first ever hackathon! Join as an individual or part of a team of up to 3 teens. In this hackathon, you’ll be challenged to make a project in Scratch (a block-based coding environment) and an accompanying curriculum. You’ll earn 6 hours of community service if you submit a finished project link, regardless of if you win or not. Winning submissions will be used for some of our future workshops! Scroll down for more info
All participants must register, and there is a $10 registration fee (note this fee is a donation to our 501c3 nonprofit and helps us provide underserved children with free computer programming workshops). Fee waivers are available for anyone who needs – just email info@canCode.us
Winners will receive recognition, medals, and canCode swag!

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 4/11/2021

Application Deadline: 3/31/2021

Age/Grades: 13-18

Cost: $10

Eligibility Requirements: Middle and High School Students

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National – Games For Change

Program Description:

Greetings!
Games for Change, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and General Motors has provided Latimer Heights and the Mixtape Museum a professional development grant to sign up for Game Plan. Game Plan is a new professional development program, designed for our current era of social distancing, to raise museum capacity for using games and game-like learning within youth programming.

The grant is for teaching (high school and Jr high school) youth participants the fundamentals of game design including, but not limited to coding and general computer science. The youth participants will receive 30 hours of instruction from now through the summer of 2021. The teens will design and create both digital and table top games for the sake of exploring the role of gaming in museums. Youth participants will work on teams and submit their final games to compete a national competition where winners can win up to 1000.00. The projects the teens create will be exhibited at game fests, Museums and a maker fair in the summer of 2021.

Latimer Heights will have a Columbia University lecture on this partnership in April.

The theme of the game making program is embracing failure as reiteration.

Program directors are invited to reach out to me directly for more information/questions or to invite me on a zoom to pitch to kids.

Learn more about games for change here: https://www.gamesforchange.org/

Get tickets for this event at: latimerheights.org

This program is 100 percent free to participants and an excellent opportunity for them to build skills, and gain career awareness.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual Zoom Program

Application Deadline: 4/19/2021

Age/Grades: High School

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Be a Student.

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2021 Virtual CREATEatUT and WEatUT Summer Camps – June and July

Program Description:

2021 CREATE at The University of Texas at Austin (CREATEatUT), is a virtual summer camp designed for students going into their junior year of high school who have an interest in math, technology, science or engineering. It is designed to provide an overview of the engineering majors offered at UT Austin, an introduction to the engineering design process, and the opportunity to participate in two engineering design challenges.

2021 Women Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin (WEatUT), is a virtual summer camp designed for students going into their senior year of high school who have an interest in math, technology, science or engineering.

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Virtual @ University of Texas

Program Date(s): June & July, 2021

Application Deadline: 4/30/2021

Age/Grades: Rising Juniors for the 2021/22 School Year

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: CREATEatUT is designed for rising high school juniors. This means that you are a sophomore
during this 2020-2021 school year and are projected to be a junior in the 2021-2022 school
year.

WEatUT is designed for rising high school seniors. This means that you are a junior during this
2020-2021 school year and are projected to be a senior in the 2021-2022 school year.

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CT – Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge

Program Description:

The Lt. Governor’s Coding Challenge is a statewide coding competition for Connecticut students. The “coding for good” challenge will be open to all students who can enter on their own or as a team through their schools and through partners such as the Girl Scouts, the Y’s, Girls Who Code Clubs and other after school programs. This challenge is inspired by the work of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls: Subcommittee on Education and STEAM. Additional stakeholders contributing to make this challenge a reality include Girl Scouts of Connecticut, AT&T Connecticut, Million Women Mentors, Lt. Governor’s Office, Connecticut Department of Education, EdAdvance, YWCA, Girls Who Code, Girls for Technology, and the State University System.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): Jan-May, 2021

Application Deadline: 5/7/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a 3rd through 12th grade student attending school in the state of Connecticut.

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National – Imagine Cup Junior

Program Description:

Imagine Cup Junior 2021 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. The global challenge is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), introducing students to AI and Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives so they can come up with ideas to solve social, cultural and environmental issues. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage students to develop and practice 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Starting in November there will be a series of AI webinars to guide students through the world of AI. Click “Learn More” for more information.

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): 10/2020-5/2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

Age/Grades: 13-18

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Educators, Instructors and Parents/Guardians can submit applications for their students, submissions must be an original solution that each team of one (1) to six (6) students have created. For the submission to qualify for the 2021 Imagine Cup Junior, each application must comply with the challenge rules and regulations.

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National – $1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

Program Description:

IvyPanda.com provides $1500 in scholarships annually for talented students who demonstrate mastery of essay writing. Scholarships will be awarded to two winners: the winner will receive $1,000; the runner-up prize is $500.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): Feb-May, 2021

Application Deadline: 5/31/2021

Age/Grades: HS/College

Cost: Prize is $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements: Submissions will be accepted from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send proof of their academic status or enrollment.

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National – Summer of Quantum

Program Description:

Interested in math, physics, coding, or engineering? This camp is for you! Described by campers as “life-changing” and “eye-opening,” our camps introduce students to the exciting world of quantum computing. Through hands-on activities, students learn about quantum mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum algorithms. Through the camp, students learn how to construct quantum circuits and algorithms all whole developing programming skills in Python.

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: 5/31/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS/College Freshman

Cost: $350-$1190, full-scholarships available

Eligibility Requirements: Foundational understanding of trigonometry (including sine and cosine), which is usually taught in high school geometry courses. No prior knowledge of quantum computing is required or expected.

Middle School Camp – June 21-25, 2021
High School & College Camp – June 28-July 9, 2021
Quantum Summer School – July 12-August 6, 2021

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National – YOUR VOICE IS POWER – Song/Coding Competition

Program Description:

“This Black History Month Pharrell Williams, Amazon Future Engineer and Georgia Tech invite you to engage your students in an inspiring new learning experience that explores the ways music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to promote racial equity.

Over 100 students will win prizes, including a grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship or grant to start a business, plus five teachers will receive $1,000 for above and beyond instruction.

REMIX WITH EARSKETCH
Using Georgia Tech’s EarSketch platform and their new skills and knowledge, students will create 30-second remixes to Pharrell and Jay-Z’s new song “Entrepreneur,” judged by a panel of industry professionals.

NO COST TO PARTICIPATE
All teacher materials are provided to instructors at no cost, including access to free Teacher Training sessions.”

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual Competition

Program Date(s): Mar-Jun, 2021

Application Deadline: 6/23/2021

Age/Grades: 8-12th Grade

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: USA, 13+ (recommended age)

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National – WWII Museum Virtual Class Field Trip – “The War That Changed Your World: Science & Technology in WWII”

Program Description:

The National WWII Museum offers the following interactive, fast-paced interactive lessons that are videoconferenced LIVE into classrooms across the country. Guided by a museum educator, students analyze maps, photographs, artifacts, posters, speeches, and songs as they explore the chronologies, strategies, motivations, and outcomes behind these fascinating chapters of WWII history. All sessions are built to invite student participation and allow for a Q & A at the end.

These virtual field trips are not virtual tours of the museum.

Virtual Field Trips are $100 per session.

Recommended for computer science teachers:

“The War That Changed Your World: Science & Technology in WWII”

Today’s televisions, computers, and cell phones can all trace their origins to technological advancements realized during WWII. Students learn about radar, rockets, jets, penicillin, blood plasma, computers, and the atomic bomb; and how these inventions continue to affect their lives today.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/16/2020-6/28/2021

Application Deadline: 6/28/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: $100/class

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National – Microsoft Accelerate

Program Description:

Microsoft is proud to announce “Accelerate”, a program designed to close the digital skills gap and build a more inclusive workforce. The Accelerate program was created to take action. It’s about people, businesses, and communities coming together to provide inclusive recovery and free access to digital skills for people who need them the most. Accelerate provides the digital skills needed to unlock new opportunities and remove barriers for underserved communities and upskill and cross-skill existing digitally fluent populations to balance the playing field in these unprecedented times. Get started today!

Type: Workshop/Training

Application Deadline: 06/30/2021

Age/Grades: 12th Grade and up

Eligibility Requirements: Active job-seeking age (likely 18+ or 22+ depending on whether or not they’re in any post-high school edu programs).

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CA – Unite-LA

Program Description:

Unite-LA is kicking off the New Year with several internship opportunities available to students through our Tech Pathway Program! We partner with a wide array of Los Angeles Tech Companies to help students gain experience and knowledge working with experts in the field. We have internship positions in multiple pathways including; Business Development, Design and Visual Media Arts, Information Technology and Software development.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Los Angeles

Application Deadline: 12/31/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for an internship, interested students must complete the following:

1. Complete a profile on our internship platform by clicking here.
2. Submit the UNITE-LA Common Application in the portal
3. Upon completing the application, you will be invited to a virtual mock interview (we mock interview all our students before referring them to our companies just to make sure they are ready for an internship, if for whatever reason they are not, we will work with them to get there!)
4. Once the interview is completed, you will have access to view all open internships in our Guided Compass platform and indicate which companies you are most interested in!”

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