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.
Fall Camp 2019
October 7 - 11 Cost: $100
Kalani High School (4680 Kalanianaole Hwy. Honolulu HI, 96821)
Coding with Kano - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for grades 3-8
This is an introductory coding workshop for girls in grades 4-8. Girls will assemble and code simple computers using the Kano Raspberry Pi curriculum. Using Kano Blocks, a simple and easy coding platform, they will learn to code games such as Snake, Pong, Minecraft, and more. There really are no limits to what you can do with code!
Lego EV3 - 8:00AM to 12:00PM 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.