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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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Technovation Challenge


Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: To participate in the 2018-2019 school year, students must be between the ages of 10 to 18 as of August 1, 2019 and identify as female. Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to build apps and solve problems in their local community. In Metro Vancouver, both SFU and UBC CS support and help facilitate the Technovation Challenge.

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Invent the Future – AI Academy at Simon Fraser University

Summer Academic Program

Age/Grades: Grade 11 girls

Cost: The total cost of the program is $4000 per student; however, due to the generous support of our sponsors including AI4ALL, the cost to each participant in 2018 was $500. Cost for the 2019 program is subject to change. For the 2018 program, the cost included accommodation in a private room in residence for July 8th to July 19th, all food, curriculum, field trips, project materials, and 24-hour staff supervision.

Eligibility Requirements: Canadian girls entering grade 12 in the September following the program (ie. Sept. 2019 for the 2019 program). Completion of English 11, Math 11, and at least one 11th level Science course are required by the start of the program. Students from rural or remote communities are especially encouraged to apply.

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NY – DigiGirlz NYC


Program Location: Microsoft Times Square Office

Program Date(s): April 19 & 20

Application Deadline: April 12

Age/Grades: 8th -12th

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Students who identify as female are encouraged to come. Students can attend this event with a parent/guardian or as a part of a group with a chaperone such as a teacher.

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Lockheed Martin Code Quest


Program Date(s): April 27, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: Code Quest is an annual computer programming competition where teams of 2-3 High School students each work together for 2.5 hours to solve problems by using JAVA, Python, VB.net, C, and/or C++ programming to complete the “quest.” The problem set consists of 15-20 challenging problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers.
Novice level consists of all students on a team with 1 year or less of coding classes in the languages used at Code Quest and/or competitions. If there is a student with more than 1-year experience in the coding languages being used, that team must be registered as Advanced. For clarifications or questions please contact code-quest.gr-aero@lmco.com

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Girls Who Code Campus


Cost: Varies – scholarships available

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MA – CODEBREAKERS Cyber Security Program for Women

Summer Academic Program

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: Codebreakers is open to young women who are currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in a MA high school.

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National – Congressional App Challenge


Program Location: Submissions are reviewed by district

Program Date(s): Competition submissions close October 15, 2018 at noon EST

Application Deadline: Submissions accepted from June 4 – October 15. Try to register before September 10, 2018 (registration indicates your intent to compete). Early registration significantly increases the chances for a successful challenge.

Age/Grades: must be a middle or high school student who has not graduated

Cost: no cost to apply.

Eligibility Requirements: AGE:
Students must be in middle school or high school at the time of submission. Students may not participate after having graduated high school.

Students are only allowed to compete in a Congressional District which is hosting a Challenge. Students may compete in either the district in which they reside, or the district in which they attend school. Participants may compete only in one single district.

Students can compete as individuals, or in teams of up to four (4) students.
Any team with more than four (4) students is not eligible to compete.
At least two teammates on any team must live or attend school in the same Congressional District.

Students may submit any app they’ve created within the last calendar year, as long as the app meets the submission requirements.

Students may only submit ONE app.

The Challenge is subject to all applicable U.S. federal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.

he Director’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Competition.

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National – NASA Internships

Summer Internship

Program Location: varies by program

Program Date(s): Available throughout the calendar year

Application Deadline: ongoing – depends on program

Age/Grades: High school through graduate level students

Cost: Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements: NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA’s long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.

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