NYC Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference Fall 2019 Program


Elena Balashova from Princeton University and Emily Fong from NYU


8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Registration

9:00-9:10 a.m. -  "Welcome and Why Computer Science Matters" 

by Sana Odeh, Clinical Professor of Computer Science Department at NYU and Chair of this conference

9:15-9:35 a.m. - Overview of CS fields and Overview of Engineering fields

by Emily Fong from NYU and Marianne Bauer from Princeton

9:40 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Scratch Programming workshop

Google engineers will teach high school students how to create fun, innovative, and interactive projects using animations, photos, music, and art. Scratch is a fun and easy programming language that was invented by MIT. Projects can be published and shared on the web. Winning teams get prizes! 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Networking over lunch and Project Demo exhibits:

During lunch, high school students and their teachers will have a chance to see demos of cool projects in CS and Engineering and also network with speakers and volunteers from Google, NYU, and Princeton

1:00 - 1:20 p.m. - A talk on College Admissions

by Kevin Hudson, Assistant Director for College Opportunity at Princeton

1:20 - 1:28 p.m. - Black Girls CODE Program

by Donna J. White, Regional Planning Director - East Coast, Black Girls CODE

1:30 - 1:55 p.m. - Student Q/A Panel Presentation

Challenges & Solutions to a Successful College Experience: Graduate and Undergraduate students from NYU and Princeton share their personal experiences and advice on anything from college acceptances, seeking scholarships, choosing a field that's right for you, and how to find success and happiness in college and future careers. 

1:55 - 3:15 p.m. - Tower Design Competition

Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and gum drop candy Winning teams get prizes!

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Close of Competition and Awarding of Prizes
Final Closing Speech of the Conference