AMNH BridgeUp: STEM Brown Scholars Program Teaches Girls Computer Science
AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUp: STEM focuses on girls and minorities interested in computer science.
Girls entering 9th or 10th grade in September 2015, who like science and are interested in learning how to code are encouraged to apply to this tuition-free program (thanks to a grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust)
What will I learn?
In the Brown Scholars program, girls will learn to code in Python, work on real scientific data sets, and learn how data science and data visualization are important tools for scientists in all fields. They will also learn about algorithms and databases while digging deep into astrophysics, biology, anthropology, and more. No coding experience necessary - they'll start from the beginning!
How do I apply?
AMNH BridgeUp: STEM applications are now open from August 3 to August 21, 2015. Students will be notified of their acceptance by September 15, 2015 for the Fall Session of the Brown Scholars program!
Interviews for selected candidates will run the week of September 21 and students will be notified of their acceptance by September 25. Orientation will be September 30 and classes begin October 5, 2015.
The Fall Session of AMNH new computer science program for 9th and 10th grade girls runs Oct 5, 2015 - June 8, 2016 (following the NYC public school calendar for holidays and breaks). Classes are tuition-free and will be held M/W, 4:30 - 6:30pm.