GTEC (Girls in Technology, Engineering, and Computing) is a non-profit, grant-funded organization founded by female members of the Kalani Robotics Team. Its mission: To provide opportunities for young women to become involved, inspired, and educated in technology, engineering, and computing; to serve as a base foundation on which young women can develop and sharpen skills and prepare for a successful future.
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Kalani High School (4680 Kalanianaole Hwy. Honolulu HI, 96821)
CyberSecurity - 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM for grades 5-8
Students will learn computer science, cyber security, cryptography, and coding in Java. Students will explore in fun-filled activities like capture the flag, Jeopardy, Kahoot, scavenger hunts through the web, and bit bingo.
Lego EV3 - 8:00AM to 2:00PM for grades 2-6
This is a workshop on building, designing, and programing your own robot for girls in grades 2-6. In this workshop girls will learn to program sensors using block programming. They will also get to design their own games for their classmates to play. Throughout the different challenges students will be able to modify their robots.
As an initiative for expansion of the Pi-Bot Academy for Girls--our very first girls-only robotics workshop held last summer, GTEC was founded in 2015 by Kalani Robotics team members Camelia Lai (Junior) and Sara Nakagaki (Sophomore), who recognized a shortage of women in technological fields. After being awarded by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) along with three other girls on the team for Aspirations in Computing, they applied for and received the NCWIT AspireIT grant and worked in partnership with the University of Hawaii to start a program educating and inspiring K-12 girls in computing and technology; hence GTEC came to be. They apply for these grants every year and recieve funding to continue and expand GTEC's operations for the future.