Evaluation of the Girls Research Opportunities in Computing (Girls R.O.C.)
Cesar Morales, Inst. of Latin American States for Education, Mexico ; Charlotte Owens, Dale Mcgoun, Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe, United States ; Rhonda Christensen, Gerald Knezek, Univ. of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Louisiana conducted the NSF/Girls R.O.C. program that was a three-week summer residential project during the month of July 2000. Twenty-four middle school girls were recruited within a 90 miles radius of the campus and experienced a variety of hands-on activities that exposed them to software applications that are used in research, business, and the home. The participants lived on campus with six female undergraduate science majors that served as their mentors/counselors. Activities for the girls included the following: an orientation to campus and dormitory life, defining and developing ways in which the computer is used as problem-solving tool, and becoming familiar with ways the computer and the Internet can be used for research purposes.
Morales, C., Owens, C., Mcgoun, D., Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2001). Evaluation of the Girls Research Opportunities in Computing (Girls R.O.C.). In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1282-1283). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).