Girls Go CyberStart
Age Group: 13 and up, must be enrolled in high school and identify as female
Location: Nationwide – participate remotely on your computer
Time Frame: Registration is open until April 12, 2019. Competition continues until June 28, 2019 if you qualify for all stages.
Cost: Free, with opportunities to scholarships and money for your school
Details: Girls Go CyberStart is a fun and interactive series of digital challenges designed to introduce you to the field of cybersecurity. More than 6,600 high school girls played Girls Go CyberStart in 2018 and loved it! Best of all? You will compete in three stages for the chance to win cash prizes for you and your school as well as scholarships to help pay for college.
Learn More: https://www.girlsgocyberstart.org/
Exelon STEM Innovation Leadership Academy
Age Group: Young Women currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade
Time Frame: Week-long summer camp; applications are due by April 22nd
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Details: A week long, residential leadership program at University of Maryland where young women learn about the energy industry in fun and interactive ways, including field trips, hands on activities, small group discussions with women leaders from across the region, leadership development training, and an energy challenge with some great prizes for winning projects! Each participant will receive an iPad to use for Academy activities and to take home at the end of the week.
Learn More: www.exelonstemacademy.org
Ongoing Teams & Activities
Age Group: Middle and High School Students
Location: Finksburg, MD
Time Frame: Ongoing, with various seasons and competitions throughout the year
Cost: Fees vary depending on season; scholarships are available
Details: FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2199 Robo-Lions is a community team open to students from throughout the state. All experience levels are welcome. Contact mentor Rose Young (email@example.com) to learn more or schedule a visit to their build facility, the Carroll County Center of Robotics & Engineering.
Learn More: https://robo-lions.org/
Sparks 4-H Robotics
Age Group: Elementary through high school students
Location: Westminster, MD (Carroll County Ag Center)
Time Frame: Ongoing
Cost: $40 registration fee per child; scholarships available
Details: Sparks 4-H Robotics is a Carroll County 4-H Club, and includes Vex competition team Super Sonic Sparks (s3). The 60-person club includes 5 teams competing in various age groups.
Learn More: https://s3robotics.org