Please Support The Iowa City STEM Robotic Summer Camp for Girls
an appeal from Denise Szecsei
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Iowa
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Time is running out and I need some help with funding the next step in my Robot Theater Summer Camp project. I applied for a $100K grant from Chase to expand the camp I’ve developed for 5th and 6th grade girls, and need Facebook votes to get to the next level!
I’ve made it easy: you can vote here: http://modnarenterprises.com (scroll down to the Fundraising section).
Our first summer camp will take place in 3 weeks. This pilot camp has external funding (we received a community action grant from AAUW) and is fully enrolled. We’re fundraising to expand it to other communities in 2016. We need 250 votes to get to the next level with the Chase grant, and right now we are up to 174. We’d love your vote and help with spreading the word by sharing your vote and your vote number (as well as this post!) on your Facebook page! The deadline is June 19th.
Here is how you can help:
- We need your vote (your family members can also vote)
- We need help spreading the word and encouraging people in your social network to vote in support of this project.
- We can induce some exponential growth if this message continues to spread. Please encourage your friends to share this information with THEIR friends, so that they can vote and spread the message, and their friends can spread the message, and…well, you get the idea.
See the robots on YouTube (they’re really cute!):
You can read a description of the development of the project here: http://modnarenterprises.com/Paper.pdf
You can read the text of the grant proposal here: http://modnarenterprises.com/ModnaRBusinessGrant.pdf
Spread the word, and help us inspire girls to code. Together, we can turn STEM into STEAM by embedding the arts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
If you want to talk more about this project with me, feel free to e-mail me. As this project grows, we will be looking for new communities interested in partnering to offer Robot Theater Summer Camps. So, if you have connections in other parts of Iowa (or in other parts of the country), please pass this information on to them.