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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CS Ed Week Celebration and Hackathon

Program Description:

CSTA Miami is celebrating CS Ed Week by co-hosting a hybrid hackathon and in-person workshops for students of different levels of CS. The student hackathon is open to middle and high school students. Students can join online or in person in Miami, FL, or Jacksonville, FL.
In-person workshops in Miami include:
Intro to Scratch led by BootUp: This workshop will be an introduction to coding using Scratch and will be only for K-5th grade students.
The Low-Code way to Launch! led by Miami Ed Tech. In this workshop, you’ll explore ways to begin and launch a web application without writing a line of code. Learn about tools available to help do so! Available for middle and high school students.

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Application Deadline: 12/4/2022

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility Requirements: https://miami.csteachers.org/400316/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=2022-hackathon-guidelines

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MI – Sisters Rise Up

Program Description:

Sister’s Rise up is an excellent opportunity for female students of color in AP Computer Science Classes. Sisters Rise Up is currently accepting applications for a FREE online mentorship program for women of color taking an Advanced Placement Computer Science A course (CSA or CSP) during the 2021-2022 school year. This program is part of a research project, Sisters Rise Up, which studies ways to help women of color succeed in AP CS. It offers free remote help sessions led by undergraduate students at the University of Michigan. If you take the AP CS exam and send in your score by the end of August you will receive a $100 gift card.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: 12/31/22

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be taking AP CSA or AP CSP during the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Students MUST be women/girls who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latina, and/or Native American. Students will need access to a computer and an internet connection during the year. Students will be asked to fill out surveys regarding their attitudes towards computing and tests to measure their computer science knowledge. Students may also be asked to participate in interviews or focus groups as part of the evaluation of this project. Should you not be selected to participate in the study, any information you provided to us will be destroyed.

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Digital Divas

Program Description:

“Digital Divas is an all-girls high school computer programming competition with five divisions:
Never-Competed-Before Division – for girls with little-to-no programming experience
Novice Division – for girls with general experience in computer science
Advanced Division – for girls with greater programming experience
Non-competitive Division – for those who wish to attend workshop sessions to learn about coding
Middle School Division – a special non-competitive workshop for middle school students

​Digital Divas seeks to continue the tradition of introducing girls to computer science and promote the presence of women in the STEM workforce.

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual and In-person

Application Deadline: 1/17/2023

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a girl in high school to compete. Non-competitive options for middle school girls.

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FL – Code/Art CodeYourSelf CompetitionM

Program Description:

Code/Art’s CodeYourSelf competition combines creativity, art, and coding to inspire more girls to pursue computer science while also helping change society’s view of what a coder looks like. This competition is for female-identifying or gender non-binary persons living within the U.S. It’s easy enough for first-time coders, while still engaging enough to challenge more experienced coders.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be female-identifying or gender non-binary students in 3-12th grade who reside in the United States or the District of Columbia.

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FL – ChangeMaker Challenge

Program Description:

South Florida girls in grades 8-12 must identify a current issue in their community and figure out a way to tackle it using research, collaboration, and of course: coding. ChangeMaker Finalists will pitch their innovative projects to tech professionals during Code/Art Fest.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: 2/17/2023

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be female-identifying or gender non-binary students in 8-12th grade who reside in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, or Palm Beach County, Florida. Teams can be composed of 1 to 5 students. Students can not register in multiple teams.

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National – Coded Animated Art Competition

Program Description:

For this category, Code/Artists must create an animated art piece that is composed or constructed by a computer program. An animation could feature patterns, shapes, characters, landscapes, etc., and should have movement that starts automatically or when the play button is clicked.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): October to February

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be female-identifying or gender non-binary students in 3-12th grade who reside in the United States or the District of Columbia.

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CyberStart America

Program Description:

CyberStart is an immersive cybersecurity training game for high school students, with over 200 fun-to-play challenges. Perfect for beginners!
Complete as many challenges as you can in CyberStart and you may qualify for scholarship opportunities offered by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation! Build a portfolio of skills, badges, and certifications recognized and desired by employers so you can secure your dream role.”

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): October 2023 to April 2023

Application Deadline: 4/4/2023

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Must be in high school

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STEAM in AI & Data Science Research and Build Program

Program Description:

The DataEthics4All program is an opportunity for high school students to get mentoring and experiential learning by college students in the fields of AI, data science, and STEAM that they’d perhaps pursue as a career.
The STEAM in AI & Data Science Research and Build Program is made up of a minimum of 10 one-hour sessions spread out during the school year. Students must meet with their mentor at least every 3-4 weeks during the school year to discuss project updates, goals, and next steps to work in between their meetings. Students can choose to meet with their mentors, based upon the mentor’s availability, more frequently and complete their project in as little as 3 months. Mentors are here to guide students throughout the process, help them navigate working on an open-ended project in STEAM, AI, or Data Science, and guide them on the fundamental skills needed in the field.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Cost: Free for students who are granted a scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: The Student must qualify as someone from an economically disadvantaged family and must be recommended by a Partner School Teacher.

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Free Microsoft Student Tech Certifications

Program Description:

Microsoft Certifications serve as proof of technical know-how and allow students to stand out from the crowd and can even be used as ACE college credit. Eligible students can take up to eight fundamental certification exams for free this academic year. Self-paced learning materials, a free practice test, and the voucher to take the online certification exam are all included, in the full range of Microsoft Fundamentals covering cloud, AI, data, cybersecurity, and much more.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Need to be a student in an official education institution (school, college, university, etc.)

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UC Scout

Program Description:

UC Scout is a University of California Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships (SAPEP) program that develops and delivers A-G-approved online classes and curricula to students around the globe.
UC Scout course materials are designed to inspire lifelong curiosity and prepare pupils of all backgrounds and education levels for an increasingly technological world where training and job skills are mobile, asynchronous, and self-directed.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for California residents

Eligibility Requirements: See https://ucscout.us.aldryn.io/uc-scout-policies/ for requirements

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