USF WICSE’s goal is to extend our knowledge and help to students ranging from elementary to high school. Our chapter has WICSEKids which is designed to help our local schools. Our chapter aim to empower students, especially young girls and women, through the promotion of STEM education, awareness and computing.
- WICSEKids: WICSEKids is part of the USF WICSE chapter and it focuses on three different groups throughout the year: elementary students, middle school students and high school students. WICSEKids will be a continual program designed to help kids be aware of future opportunities.
- Elementary School Students: We believe that the root of success starts at the base, which starts in elementary school. USF WICSE will provide fun hands-on STEM activities to help our elementary school students become excited about STEM. We hope to plant a seed in their mind about STEM and computing. Our hope is to introduce basic concepts of Python, Arduino, and HTML.
- Middle School Students: At the middle stage, we understand that kids will go into different paths. However, our mission is to help middle school students stay on their own righteous path. In addition, we hope to introduce Robotic competitions. USF WICSE strives to provide healthy STEM and computing competitions to our students to encourage them to pursue a STEM track in high school and after in college.
- High School Students: One of our goals is to help prepare high students for college. Our program is to help students with SAT/ACT tutoring session, college preparation workshops, scholarship opportunities and resume building workshops. In addition, we hope to introduce Robotic competitions. We hope that our students will see that paying it forward will help them in the future.
- Engineering EXPO: Each year, USF holds an engineering exposition in February to showcase the different engineering disciplines to students from elementary to high school. The goal is engineering exposition is to allow many company representatives, societies and faculty members to display their work and encourage STEM in education.