WICSE Outreach Events

WICSE hosts many outreach events. Here we include a few photos and summaries of the fun activities and events we've hosted in the past.

More information on recurring and current events can be found on our Events Calendar and Activities page .

April 8, 2011: WICSE volunteers at SWE Mini-university

WICSE members helping at SWE Mini-university.

In April 2011, WICSE members gave a mini-lecture (lab style) on programming with Scratch during the SWE Mini-university.

April 3-5, 2011: Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Berkeley students, staff, and faculty at the Tapia Conference 2011.

In April 2011, many WICSE members and other UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty attended the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. UC Berkeley had the most attendees of any school, over 30 students and was involved in many activities. Sheila Humphreys presented a poster illustrating outreach activities sponsored by WICSE over the last year. Several members of WICSE presented their doctoral work at the Doctoral Consortium. For more information on this event, please see the Tapia Conference's website.

Berkeley students, staff, and faculty at the Tapia Conference with Richard Tapia.

Additional photograph of UC Berkeley participants at the Tapia Conference 2011.

March 12, 2011: Engineering For Kids (E4K)

WICSE at E4K in March 2011.

On March 12, 2011, WICSE volunteers joined other UC Berkeley students and student groups in hosting E4K, an engineering outreach event for 4th through 6th graders. For more information on this event, please see E4K's website.

January 29, 2011: Girls Go Tech

WICSE at a Girls Go Tech Event in January 2011.

On January 29, 2011, WICSE sent volunteers to a Girls Go Tech event hosted at NASA Ames. At this Girl Scouts-sponsored event, WICSE set up a booth that ran simple and interesting science experiments for 4th and 5th grade girls. Many other companies, school groups, and organizations sponsored other tables, which made this an excellent event for elementary school girls to explore aspects of science and engineering

Our table included two activities. The first was a polymer-creation activity, that was so popular we unfortunately ran out of materials before the event ended. Our second activity was an oil spill-cleanup simulation that was a lot of fun for the girls.