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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National – Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Program Description:

It’s imperative to building a diverse tech industry and future. The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program provides students with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a $40,000 scholarship, plus a paid summer internship programming at Amazon.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 8/1/2022

Application Deadline: 1/25/2022

Age/Grades: 12 grade or college

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Authorized to work in the United States. Be high school seniors in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to taking an assessment offered by Amazon. Students that are planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or another computer science-related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college or intending to transfer to a 4-year college. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must show financial need.

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FL – TechTogether Miami

Program Description:

TechTogether’s Miami Chapter is hosting a virtual hackathon for people of marginalized genders of all ages (high school and beyond). This is an amazing opportunity for students to network with companies like Microsoft, explore different career paths in tech, and learn new coding skills. The event is also 100% free to attend.

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual – Florida, Everyone is welcome, but Florida students are highly encouraged to attend

Program Date(s): 02/11/2022

Application Deadline: 2/4/2022

Age/Grades: 9;10;11;12;13 (college freshman);14 (college sophomore) ;15 (college junior);16 (college senior);College bootcamp students also welcome;

Cost: 0

Eligibility Requirements: The hackathon is open to people of marginalized genders (female and LGBTQ+ individuals, cisgender man cannot participate)

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FL – Code/Art ChangeMaker Challenge

Program Description:

ChangeMaker is a South Florida innovative pitch competition for female-identifying students in grades 8-12. Students must work together in teams of 1-5 to build an app, website or video game to address a current issue in their community. The four finalist teams will be selected to present in front of a live panel of judges on March 12th during Code/Art Fest. After hearing each team’s pitch, the judges will ask questions and provide feedback. The winning team will win a $1,000 grand prize + mentorship sessions with Microsoft employees.

Type: Competition

Program Location: South Florida

Program Date(s): 3/12/2022

Application Deadline: 2/18/2022

Age/Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 grades

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Female-identifying students in grades 8-12. Girls can work in teams of 1-5 members and must reside in South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and West Palm county).

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National – CodeYourSelf Competition

Program Description:

CodeYourSelf is a generative art competition that allows girls across the U.S. to combine their coding skills and creativity to generate their own self-portrait. This year’s self-portrait theme is “on the go!”. All first-place winners will gain national recognition and win a cash prize and all top winners and finalists will have their projects printed in Code/Art’s annual coffee table book. There will be three first place winners – one for each age group (3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th – in each of five national regions).

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 3/12/2022

Application Deadline: 2/18/2022

Age/Grades: 3,4,5,6,7;8;9;10;11;12;

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Female-identifying students in grades 3-12. Must reside in the U.S. to compete within their region.

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National – Your Voice is Power 2022

Program Description:

The Your Voice Is Power competition is their opportunity to remix beats while learning to code. Yes, code! For the competition, students use EarSketch, a free online code editor, to compose a unique song while learning computer science. No experience is necessary to participate. Students can also participate in the curriculum experience to learn how to include themes of social justice and entrepreneurship to their song.

Type: Competition

Program Location: You will submit using the EarSketch platform

Program Date(s): 8/1/2022

Application Deadline: 2/7/2021 Round 1 and 6/19/22 Round 2

Age/Grades: 7;8;9;10;11;12;13 (college freshman);14 (college sophomore) ;15 (college junior);16 (college senior);

Cost: 0

Eligibility Requirements: A remix of one of our three featured artists’ songs coded on the EarSketch platform that promotes a message of equity that meets the following requirements: Length of 30 seconds to 3 minutes, include 5 distinct tracks, One audio clip from Pharrell Williams’s Entrepreneur song

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National – Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

Program Description:

Come compete in the World’s Largest Robotics Competition!

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation has a mission to Inspire students, one robot at a time.
Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/.
Start a Team: https://www.roboticseducation.org/season-starter/

What truly sets us apart from other robotics competitions:
Affordability – lowest cost of entry of all high end robotics competition platforms that include the engineering design process, building, programming and driving

Approachability – the only robotics competition platform that has a “Student Centered” model in which we create a competitive environment where not only is technical mentorship not needed, it’s not allowed!

Workforce Development – the only robotics competition that gives FREE curriculum, lesson plans and certifications to the teachers/coaches/students (For teachers/coaches, this is seen as the most important piece to them)

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): Year-round

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Cost: Robotics kit cost depends on age, $150/team season registration, $50/team/event registration

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