RISE Award Participants

Traditional RISE Award Recipients
@iLabAfrica | Nairobi, Kenya

The Google RISE program is a great opportunity to raise awareness and create interest in STEM education and Computer Sciences in young girls from underprivileged background in Kenya. The girls will be introduced to programming during school holidays and will work in groups to find a solution to a local problem. Mentors from the Information Technology industry will also engage with the girls and share their career journey. The program facilitators at Strathmore University will follow up by visiting respective schools to check and report on their progress.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: Project management skills and training skills.

Areas we’re seeking support: Material for Teaching Youth CS, Material for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Program Eval

     Emmanuel Kweyu                                                     Margaret Njenga

ekweyu@strathmore.edu                                         mnjenga@strathmore.edu

Africa Teen Geeks | Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa Teen Geeks is using ‘Geek Clubs’ to encourage young students and unemployed youth to learn to code.  Geek Clubs are being implemented across South Africa, and teachers are also being trained on Computer Science curriculum.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Africa Teen Geeks would like to build partnerships with relevant organizations.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Fundraising, Marketing

       Lindiwe Matlali 

The Geeks Club, an initiative of the CcHUB, is an after-school computing club for secondary school students in Nigeria. Through the Geeks Club students are introduced to software and hardware programming to empower them with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become makers and not just consumers of technology.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Project management and dissemination, workshop facilitation (trainings, hackathons) and networking (leveraging on existing partnerships and networks)

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Eval

               Desiree Craig                                                'Bosun Tijani

desiree@cchubnigeria.com                                       bosun@cchubnigeria.com

Codabra | Russia, Moscow

Codabra is a volunteer-based Computer Science education project, which teaches kids to code and make computer games, interactive animations and websites using Scratch, Code.org and other learning platforms. In 2015, Codabra is conducting pilot projects in Moscow and preparing to scale across Russia. Additionally, Codabra seeks to to create a program for more intense programming languages, such as Python, Ruby, and Objective-c for high school students.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Community building, various programming languages, scratch curriculum

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Marketing


            Daria Abramova                                                    Dmitry Lokhansky

arba@codabra.org                                                 lohansky@codabra.org

Code Club World | London, UK

Code Club introduces children to the power of programming. They are a growing global movement and are building a network of country leaders so children all over the world can learn to code.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Code Club is open to sharing expertise in working with volunteers at large scale, UK educational space, extra curricular activities and international growth.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Parent Engagement, Marketing Tech to Reach More Participants, Organizational Leadership
       Indra Kubicek                                                                Clare Sutcliffe  
indra@codeclub.org.uk                                                clare@codeclub.org.uk

Computação na Escola | Federal University of Santa Catarina | Florianópolis, Brazil

Computação na Escola (Computing at School) at the Department of Informatics and Statistics of the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil is dedicated to increase computer education at primary school level. Computação na Escola's vision is that all children at primary school level should have the opportunity to learn computing and involving parents and other older family members in this process can have a significant positive impact.  The Physical Computing Family Workshop’s project focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of family workshops. Parents, along with their children (7-14 years), learn basic skills of computer programming and computational thinking, using a combination of Arduino with Scratch.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Computação na Escola has experience in teaching game programming with Scratch in elementary schools, organizing and running family workshops, as well as knowledge on the technical aspects integrating Scratch and Arduino.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Fundraising, Marketing, Tech to reach more participants
     Jean R. Hauck                                                             Fernando S. Pacheco
         jean.hauck@ufsc.br                                                   fspacheco@ifsc.edu.br

DiscoverE | Edmonton, Canada

DiscoverE is a student-delivered initiative of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta that focuses on fun, accessibility and mentorship to deliver programs about CS and STEM!  DiscoverE delivers high-impact classroom workshops, unique clubs and events and engaging summer camps for kids. With RISE support, DiscoverE intends to create a free online learning community and release an "Intro to Java" MOOC designed FOR youth and delivered BY youth.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  DiscoverE’s Girls Coding Club has ample experience in launching, facilitating and operating after school/weekend clubs. They are happy to share logistical insights with any org's planning on launching their first clubs. They’ve implemented a number of Google apps and other online tools to help streamline feedback, reporting and program operations.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Marketing, Tech to Reach More Participants

        Alissa Boyle

Empoder | East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Empoder EPA is an after-school computer science program offered to low-income students in grades 3-8 who attend public schools in East Palo Alto, CA. Students learn basic coding skills such as HTML and Javascript, as well as game and mobile app design through hands-on projects and activities. Empoder EPA emphasizes the importance of parent and community engagement by recruiting volunteers from local universities and tech companies to help develop curriculum, lead after-school activities and mentor students in the after-school program. Additionally, Empoder EPA hosts bi-annual “EPA Learns2Code” events to which parents and members of the community are invited to view student projects and participate in activities such as “hour of code” that are facilitated by the students.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: Empoder is skilled at engaging schools and school districts to initiate new programs and at recruiting students from the community for participation in their programs. They are effective at forming partnerships within the community to assist with planning and fundraising efforts, as well as evaluation, metrics and measuring progress in a quantifiable way.

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Fundraising

            Gina Yanez                                                               Marrisa Yanez 
       gcyanez@gmail.com                                           marissa.yanez@empoder.org

GUSTO and THRUST Educational Programs | Fisk University | Nashville, TN, USA

Fisk University operates K-12th grade girls and boys summer science camps, including "GUSTO” (Girls Using Scientific Tools) and “THRUST” (To Harness, Retain, Understand and Sustain).  Additionally, Fisk University created the Urban Community Project to Stimulate Interests in STEM Careers (U-CPS) to address the need for more diverse and highly prepared students in metropolitan Nashville.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: GUSTO and THRUST educational directors and staff are African-American physicists and a computer scientist who are dedicated to outreach efforts to educate certified math and science instructors in developing computer science pedagogy.  

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Marketing

             Ray Bullock                                                            Isaac Thompson
rbullock@fisk.edu                                                        ithompson@fisk.edu

France-ioi | Paris, France

France-ioi seeks to help young adults discover and learn programming via a self-paced interactive platform. All of France-ioi’s Computer Science curriculum is available online for free, including courses on C++, Java and Python.

The goal of France-ioi's programs are to create new tools to help teachers manage groups of students studying Computer Science, and make it possible possibility to integrate additional content from other sources.  Additionally, France-ioi partners with ENS Cachan and Inria to host the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge every year, thereby introducing thousands of new students to computational thinking.  

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  France-ioi's volunteers are very good at algorithmics (most are former International Olympiads contestants), creating online activities to teach programming and algorithmics, translating from English to French. They also work on standards for integrating online educational contents into platforms and would be happy to help others implement them.

Areas we’re seeking support: Fundraising, Organizational Leadership, Marketing
            Alexandre Talon                                                                   Ismael Belghiti
artifere@gmail.com                                                          isma.belghiti@gmail.com

LA Makerspace | Los Angeles, CA, USA

LA Makerspace's Scratch Squad teach young adults to code through fun, peer-to-peer interactions with others close to their age. The Scratch Squads visit schools, libraries, homeschoolers etcs. and teach up to 4 classes using Scratch, a visual programming language developed at MIT to teach the basics of coding and game design. Once a group learns the basics of Scratch, they can also continue to become Scratch educators themselves.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Scratch, Minecraft, robotics, 3D printing, stop-motion animation, how to set up a Makerspace

Areas we’re seeking support: Fundraising, Parent Engagement Marketing

                   Mya Stark

Laboratoria | Lima, Peru

Laboratoria is a social enterprise that trains young women from low-income backgrounds in Peru as web developers, and connects them with tech companies in need of their talent.  Our goal is to provide quality job opportunities for young women who cannot access higher education, using coding as a skill that can get them started in a career as web developers.  With support from Google RISE Awards we are training 100 girls in 2015 in Lima and Arequipa.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Laboratoria has developed a step-by-step methodology to introduce students who know nothing about the tech world to coding and get them interested. They have created a psychological assistance program to increase young women’s self-confidence so they’re better prepared for a professional future.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, Financial Management, Marketing

                  Mariana Costa                                                        Andrea Lamas

         mariana@laboratoria.la                                               andrea@laboratoria.la   

Ladies Learning Code | Toronto, Canada

Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization that runs beginner-friendly technology education programs for women and youth in 19+ cities across Canada.  Google RISE is supporting the expansion of the popular 'Girls Learning Code' program for girls ages 8-13. Specifically, it will allow them to run their popular summer camps and after-school programs on topics like Webmakers, Gamemakers, Digital Drawing and more!

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Scaling (they started in Toronto and now they’re in 19 cities across Canada), content for youth and adults, community building, volunteer recruitment, community development

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Eval, Marketing
       Melissa Sariffodeen                                                        Laura Plant
melissa@ladieslearningcode.com                                laura@ladieslearningcode.com

Lero's Discovering Computer Science Program will progress female participation in computing. The program will specifically target females by running female-only summer Computer Science camps that will engage and inform students about computing. Lero is working with industry partners and including industry guest speakers in the computing camps.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Lero has considerable experience running Scratch programs in school and have developed lots of resources for teachers and students from primary to high school level on scratch.ie. They have trained many teachers and developed training courses, and also started the first Irish Scratch competition. They can share their experiences with people around technology competitions.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Eval, Marketing

Clare McInerney                                                         Tiziana Margaria

clare.mcinerney@lero.ie                                          tiziana.margaria@lero.ie

Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) | Oakland, CA, USA

Maker Ed's Young Makers program is a flexible club model that brings together a community of young people, ages 8-18, of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels, with mentors and a space to make. In small clubs, participants work together throughout the 4-month season to design and make a youth-chosen, open-ended project, culminating in an opportunity to share and exhibit at a non-competitive showcase event. In 2015, computer science is being emphasized and bolstered by the development of new workshop opportunities for mentors and youth. These workshops introduce a combination of physical and digital making, resulting in an increased number of youth projects that incorporate computer programming.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Other program models, ways of engaging students in making and STEAM areas that include CS

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Program Evaluation, Fundraising

Stephanie Chang  


MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs | Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The mission of OEOP is to diversify the science and engineering community by serving middle and high school students students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds and empowering these students to develop the skills and confidence needed to pursue careers in technical fields. Housed in the MIT School of Engineering, OEOP provides students with engaging, hands-on curricula within a challenging learning environment.  With exposure to compelling content and the world-class resources at MIT, OEOP is preparing students for the careers of the future.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: OEOP has been working diligently on their evaluation infrastructure and would love to share information about their practices.  They are also proud of the recruitment work they have been doing to find underrepresented, high-performing students.  

Areas we’re seeking support: Parent engagement, Marketing, Tech to Reach More Participants

               Tiffany Decker                                                     Louis Fouché
tdecker@mit.edu                                               ldfouche@mit.edu

NCWIT AspireIT | Boulder, CO, USA

NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities and develops valuable leadership skills.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: Research, resources, history and experience in scaling programs

Areas we’re seeking support: Parent engagement, Tech to Reach More Participants, Leadership Training & Mentoring skills

            Jennifer Manning                                                  Lyn Swackhamer
       jennifer.manning@ncwit.org                                  ynswackhamer@gmail.com

Peninsula Bridge | Palo Alto, CA, USA

Peninsula Bridge’s RISE grant funds will be used to fund Computer Science programming highly motivated, low-income 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from the Bay Area who will attend their five-week summer program in June-July 2015.  The computer classes will expose their students to CS as a possible career and to make CS accessible, interesting and relevant to the students’ lives so that they might pursue it in high school and college.   Peninsula Bridge has partnered with Learningtech.org to bring CS curriculum to their students through a team of experienced and credentialed teachers.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Peninsula Bridge is integrating technology into its math and literacy (core curriculum) classes, to implement STEM and project-based learning to bolster achievement. Their innovative curriculum focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, integration of STEM curricula across all subjects and the use of cutting-edge classroom resources.  

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Tech to Reach More Participants

       Jocelyn Swisher                                                  Maureen Garrett

jocelyn@peninsulabridge.org                                   maureen@peninsulabridge.org

Rainbow Gate Foundation Nigeria | Abeokuta, Nigeria

Rainbow Gate Foundation Nigeria's Technovation for Girls (T4Girls) program works to develop a generation of girls in technical careers by connecting students to Computer Science skills and opportunities.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  One category of support they can offer other initiatives is an opportunity to share best practices and ideas. Their experience will be helpful for other initiatives where needed.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, Tech to Reach More Participants, Tech to Work More Effectively


Michael Iyanro                                                   Evangelista Ezenneka

drmarcotessy@gmail.com                                        evan.onyinye@gmail.com

RISE Up 4 CS | Georgia Tech | Atlanta, GA, USA

Georgia Tech and Columbus State University are partnering to offer help sessions and Webinars for local African-American high school students to help them succeed in their AP CS exam.  RISE Up 4 CS provides twice a week webinars and once a month in-person help sessions for African American and/or female students to help them pass the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam.  Undergraduate students, who also serve as near-peer role models, run the help sessions. They also offer a financial incentive to African American students who attend the required number of help sessions ($100) and who pass the exam ($100).

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS

Areas we’re seeking support:  Parent Engagement, Fundraising,Organizational Leadership
        Barbara Ericson                                                        Shamim Khan
    ericson@cc.gatech.edu                                   khan_shamim@columbusstate.edu

ScriptEd, Inc. | New York, USA

ScriptEd In School Program equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology. They bring their tuition-free program directly to schools, where classes are taught by software developers on a volunteer basis. Students apply their new coding skills in paid summer internships where they work with role models in the field as well as gain the experience and confidence necessary to pursue careers in technology.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Volunteer management, curriculum development, fundraising, creating mission/vision statements and strategic plans

Areas we’re seeking support:  Organizational leadership, Parent Engagement, Marketing

                 Becca Novak                                                          Maurya Couvares
       becca@scripted.org                                                maurya@scripted.org

she codes; | Tel Aviv, Israel

she codes; the next generation brings female university students studying CS together to coach female high school students about Javascript.  Upon learning Javascript, the high school students will be coached by she codes; on how to spread this knowledge to their classmates.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Creating meetups with many participants, collaborating with other organizations, sharing their knowledge about the problems women face in the hi-tech industry

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Organizational Leadership

Tali Ben-Aroya                                                              Liora Korni

      tali@she-codes.org                                                            liorakorni@gmail.com

Skool | Budapest, Hungary

Skool is a non-profit initiative dedicated to introduce girls aged 10-18 to the exciting world of technology. Skool’s mission is to contribute to a social change in Hungary: to close the gender gap by having more women technology creators. With its fun, engaging and student-centered activities, workshops, after-school courses, summer camps and soft-skill trainings, Skool educates, inspires and equips girls with the skills and resources required to explore their options and career possibilities in technology.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Communication towards the for-profit sector, fundraising, reporting, program evaluation

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Organizational Leadership, Parent Engagement
           Zsófi Major:                                                                  Szilvia Koleszar

zsofi@skool.org.hu                                                             szilvi@skool.org.hu    

i-factory at the Swiss Museum of Transport | Lucerne, Switzerland

IT-dreamjobs @ i-factory is a Computer Science project between IT-dreamjobs, the Swiss Museum of Transport and 36 companies and organizations within Switzerland. The i-factory at the Swiss Museum of Transport is the most visited Swiss museum, with a strong focus on the portrayal of technology and its impact on the individual, society, economy and the environment.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Multilingualism, Computer Science for students (didactical), teacher training programs, working together with business-partners, etc...

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Tech to Reach More Participants


Annette Kielholz                                                        Fabian Hochstrasser

          akielholz@gmail.com                                       fabian.hochstrasser@verkehrshaus.ch

TechLounge | Bucharest, Romania

IoT4Girls is a program for high school girls, in which they teach the participants the basics of programming for Internet of Things applications. TechLounge uses Arduino boards, as well as other gadgets to help girls create their own IoT projects - from smart bracelets to reading sensors and feeding the information to a web server. The projects girls create from their own ideas stimulate their curiosity and empower them to pursue a career in Computer Science.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Tech Lounge has experience in teaching Computer Science to girls who have not previously programmed.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Fundraising


Silvia Stegaru                                                            Giorgiana Vlăsceanu

silvia.stegaru@gmail.com                                 vlasceanu.giorgiana@gmail.com  

Paraiba State Olympiad in Informatics | Universidade Federal de Campina Grande | Campina Grande, Brazil

The Paraiba State Olympiad in Informatics aims to improve students' abilities in logic, algorithm design and problem solving in the state of Paraíba in Brazil. The goal is to promote Computer Science to low-income K-12 students by organizing a number of training camps and contests.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  They can share their experience in organizing contests for elementary and high school students.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Fundraising, Marketing

            Rohit Gheyi                                                               Anderson Teixeira
   rohitgheyi@gmail.com                                                    anderson@egen.com.br

Dr. Scratch is a web-based platform that provides programming learners with feedback of their programming capacity. The learner has to upload a Scratch project to be evaluated, so that the student will receive feedback on the quality of the program, how to improve it and an overall assessment of their computational thinking skills. Within the RISE Project, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos is running activities specifically focused on promoting programming for girls, disadvantaged and disabled kids.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Experience in technology-enhanced learning and on mining software repositories (software analytics)

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, Fundraising, Marketing


            Gregorio Robles                                                   Jesús Moreno León
           grex@gsyc.urjc.es                                               jesus.moreno@programamos.es

VHTO | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VHTO organizes “DigiVita Code Events” in different cities in the Netherlands to teach girls between 8-18 how to code from female IT students or female IT professionals (according to the principle of “girls teaching girls how to code”).  VHTO wants to encourage girls not to be just consumers but also to be creators of technology.  Additionally, VHTO is organizing an online DigiVita Code Event community where they can communicate follow-ups and other extra activities.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  VHTO proved to be very good in organizing female professionals (over 2000) in STEM as volunteers in coaching, mentoring and advising students and their parents. They are experienced trainers of teachers and of career advisors on gender-issues.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Helping Teachers Learn CS, Parent Engagement, Tech MP


        Linda Derksen                                                                 Lieke Boon
       derksen@vhto.nl                                                              boon@vhto.nl

Young Rewired State | United Kingdom

Young Rewired State's RISE program is an access strategy for the annual Festival of Code. The Festival of Code is the largest annual hack event in the world and is a week-long event for young digital makers in the UK and beyond. The access strategy will enable Young Rewired State to increase participation of girls and young people from low-income families at the Festival of Code. With the help of Google RISE they will be empowering their existing young community to spread the word to their peers, start coding clubs for beginners and receive financial help to travel to the Festival.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Young Rewired State has a lot of experience in working with a community of young programmers and finding ways to engage them. They also have experience in running technology events and engaging communities online.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, Fundraising, Marketing


Ruth Nicholls                                                                      Kate McDonald
ruth@rewiredstate.org                                                      kate@youngrewiredstate.org

Women's Audio Mission | San Francisco, CA, USA

Girls on the Mic: Free Creative Coding Classes for Girls project will develop and add a computer science curriculum series to WAM’s highly successful Girls on the Mic program, which serves over 650 underserved girls ages 11-18 a year with tuition-free STEM and digital media technology training in a professional studio environment, while providing them with access to hands-on STEM training, music and media technology, and mentors. Computer science is a critical component of audio/music technology; WAM seeks to expand our curriculum to include a dedicated computer science/coding curriculum for girls, while using music/music technology to attract girls to computer science and STEM-related careers.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  We are an award-winning professional recording studio - we can record PSAs, commercials, voiceovers.

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Marketing


Terri Winston                                                                      Kelley Coyne  

twinston@womensaudiomission.org                              kcoyne@womensaudiomission.org

2015 Partnership Award Recipients

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia partnering with Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow 

Through the Google RISE grant, Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is supporting Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to learn skills in coding and computer science to support them to articulate their stories, address social issues and support their local communities. EWB is able to achieve greater impact with the grant by using the “Deeper Understanding” work of Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) in tandem with EWB's coding for development workshop style and content to deliver the program.

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: Volunteer engagement and retention, working with culturally marginalised groups, connecting technology with social justice outcomes

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Eval, Parent Engagement


James Fitzgerald                                                     Jane Hadjion

j.fitzgerald@ewb.org.au j.hadjion@ewb.org.au

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Partnerships with academic institutions and tech entrepreneurs, integrating leadership training into CS education, integrating CS and entrepreneurship curriculum, using Google tools like Drive, Hangout on Air, etc and alumni engagement strategies

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, fundraising, Organizational Leadership


Roni Kipnis                                                                         Mustafa Hussein

rkipnis@meet.mit.edu                                                            mustafa@meet.mit.edu

Scalable Game Design Mexico: Chic@S Code/Everyone Codes will build interest and talent in Computer Science in Northern Mexico by introducing computational thinking and programming to middle school students through project-based game design activities embedded into classrooms. A community of learners will be built with students, teachers, school & district leaders, parents and members of the community through both school and home based game design events, including the introduction of a country-wide Computer Science Week Mexico.  The Scalable Game Design curriculum & resource materials will be translated to Spanish and tailored to pedagogy appropriate for Mexico, while a broad implementation strategy will be developed that will address technological infrastructure challenges. Through these efforts, thousands of girls and boys will be newly exposed to CS this year and may be inspired to pursue CS studies and careers in the future.

Scalable Game Design Mexico | Boulder, Colorado, USA

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Logistical expertise to plan, run, track and evaluate a complex outreach project

Areas we’re seeking support:  Fundraising, Marketing, Working with a lack of internet access or hardware capabilities

                  Nadia Repenning                                                           Yasko Endo
nadia@computationalthinkingfoundation.org                          yasko.endo@colorado.edu

Tecnológico de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Technology to work effectively (Gmail, Google Drive, etc.), experience teaching CS subjects

Areas we’re seeking support:  Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Eval, Tech to Reach More Participants


Martha Leal                                                                             Iliana Ramírez R

    martha.leal@mtycic.org                                                             iliana.ramirez@itesm.mx

Science Buddies partnering with Purdue University's WIEP and girlSPARC

Science Buddies has created a Raspberry Pi Projects Kit which engages students ages 8-16 in basic programming and circuit building.   The kit contains hardware and software to guide first-time programming students, step-by-step, through the creation of eight interactive projects ranging from building a light-up piano or electric drum kit to integrating lights and sensors in artwork or building on-screen video games and spirographs.  A 2015 Google RISE Partnership Award is enabling Science Buddies to join forces with Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) and girlSPARC to find ways to adapt their Raspberry Pi Projects Kit, originally created for the home market, to after-school and camp settings.  Along the way they hope to give hundreds of girls their first fun taste of programming through Raspberry Pi events held by WIEP and girlSPARC while learning how to roll this kit out to a wider audience so it can have maximum positive effect.
Science Buddies | Carmel, USA

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise:  Creation of earned income streams within a non-profit model (their kits’ business launched 3 years ago and is now quite successful); use of Google Ads to gain and maintain significant traffic (they have 16M unique visitors/year); advice for approaching corporate funders (about 90% of their revenue is through corporate sponsorships)

Areas we’re seeking support:  Eval, Parent Engagement, Marketing


Sandra Slutz                                                                           Ben Finio

sandra@sciencebuddies.org                                                     ben@sciencebuddies.org

Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program | West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: Leadership development, curriculum development, attention to detail, organization methods, appropriate messages to use when talking to girls about CS/engineering, parent outreach, forging collaborations

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Tech MP, Tech to Work More Effectively 


Jennifer Groh                                                                                   Sue Bayley

jgroh@purdue.edu                                                                     sbayley@purdue.edu

Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club (girlSPARC) | Mountain View, California, USA

Areas we’re open to sharing expertise: girlSPARC is developing an after-school in person program for girls - how to work with local schools in delivering a girls only STEM enrichment program, as well as influencing curriculum development - taking hands-on STEM activities and making them age appropriate, engaging activities.

Areas we’re seeking support: Materials for Teaching Youth CS, Fundraising, Equipment & Volunteers

Anita Mathew