Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

BWiC Pathways to STEM Gaming Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — 8:30AM - 4:30PM



Sponsored by Black Women in Computing (BWiC) and CMD-IT


The Pathways to STEM workshop will consist of activities that expose families from historically under-served and underrepresented communities to the importance of careers in computer science. Parents will be provided information on how to keep their children on the path to college and a STEM career. Students will collaborate as a team to design a game to promote good cyber citizenship. Each team member must assume one of 3 roles: game developer, music composer, character artist. Workshop participants will learn how to use a range of rapid prototyping tools and programming techniques to create and showcase their game. The final deliverable will be a team presentation of their product.

8:30AM - 9:00AM - REGISTRATION
9:00AM - 9:30AM - OPEN REMARKS
9:30AM - 12:00AM - SESSION I
12:00AM - 1:00PM - LUNCH/PARENT PANEL
1:00PM - 3:00PM - SESSION II
3:00PM - 3:45PM - WRAP-UP & PRESENTATIONS
3:45PM - 4:00PM - FINAL REMARKS

If you’re attending the Tapia conference and are interested in serving as a volunteer at the BWiC Gaming Workshop, please contact us.