Our goal is to increase the number of girls in the Midlands who consider IT and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers by giving them the opportunity to learn about IT and coding in a fun and interactive way.
Camille McConathy is our lead I.T. instructor this year. She is majoring in Computer Information Systems here at UofSC and was a 2014 winner of a National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) “Aspirations in Computing” Award. She has led summer camps in the past, and this year she won grants from NCWIT to do it again!
Jaya Gantt is our lead Education instructor this year. She is an Education major who is specializing in Middle Education. She is currently teaching 6th grade math, and she has also been a cheer coach. She is using her education skills with Camille to create a curriculum that will let the creative genius in every camper flourish. We are very excited to have her with us!
More About Girls Go for I.T.
Drs. Alicia Wilson and Toni Williams founded Girls Go for I.T. in 2014. It is funded primarily by the National Center for Women & IT and in part by National Science Foundation grants to Dr. Wilson. We are grateful to our funding sources for allowing us to keep our registration fees low, and for allowing us to offer significant financial aid when needed.
Dr. Williams is a professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education. Her research focuses on middle level teacher education and issues of diversity and social justice. When she is not teaching she loves spending time with her family.
Dr. Wilson is a professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment who writes numerical models to visualize groundwater flow through everything from giant sedimentary basins through salt marshes on the South Carolina coastline. She is excited to have more girls to code with!