As part of Georgetown’s CyberFellows program, we obtained supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation to support three outreach activities:
- We established a STEM track for students in Georgetown’s Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP). SCIP is a three-week college preparation program designed for rising high school seniors from the Cristo Rey Network and KIPP Foundation school systems. Our STEM track includes instruction on computer programming, computer security, and counseling about careers in computer science, computer security, and working in the public sector.
- In collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, we plan to add computer science mentoring to the Community Scholars Program‘s Fourth Hour Study Group. This project pairs first-year and sophomore students with successful upper-class Community Scholars, who help with course material, navigating college, and finding internships and jobs.
- In collaboration with the Regents STEM Scholars Program, we are developing the Bridge Module “Bridge to Computer Science” that we will offer during the summer to rising sophomores who are first-generation students. This two-week, zero-credit course will reinforce first-year learning goals and permits additional practice and mastery of this important material.