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SATURDAY: HER Ideas in Motion’s Hands-on HER Ideas in Code Workshop Aims to Ignite Cleveland Girls’ Interest in Technology on January 31st

WHAT: Cleveland, Ohio -- In Middle School, 74 percent of young women express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), yet when it comes time to select a college major, only 0.3 percent of high school girls choose computer science and only 12 percent of computer science degrees are awarded to women.

HER Ideas in Motion, a Cleveland-based 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on helping girls persist in technology and media arts, is working to prepare women for more than 1.4 million STEM-related job openings that are expected in the U.S. by 2020.

HER Ideas in Motion provides young women with innovative, hands-on, project-based computer coding, web design, game development and filmmaking workshops to give them real-world insights into working in a technical field.

  • “Mother Daughter Hack Day” and “Father Daughter Hack Day” – Adults learn the basics of coding alongside their daughter, grand-daughter, niece or friend by building a real web project together that they can take home after the workshop.
  • HER Ideas in Game - Girls learn the creative game-making process from theory to project completion to create their own web-based game.
  • HER Ideas in Code - Girls dive into HTML, CSS, other code languages to build their own projects.
  • HER Ideas in Film - Fostering creativity through documentary and narrative filmmaking, girls are introduced to the various stages of production from screenplays and camera techniques to video editing using industry standard software. During the one-day session, girls create a professional-looking short film as part of a film crew and gain a basic skill set in film production.

Corporate sponsorship for this program is provided by Rockwell Automation.

WHAT: HER Ideas in Code Workshop led by Cassie Milicia
WHEN: January 31st, 2015

WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC), 8001 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141

REGISTER: Parents can register their daughters at www.herideasinmotion.com.
Workshops cost $40 per child or $50 for parent/child Hack Days.

CONTACTS:
Rachel Wilkins Patel | HER Ideas In Motion
Email: contact@herideasinmotion.com
Ph: (330) 552-8308

HER Ideas in Motion is committed to providing scholarships for 10 percent of girls who attend HER Ideas in Motion workshops each year. The scholarship program is funded by donor gifts and interested families can apply at HerIdeasInMotion.com.

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About HER Ideas in Motion

HER Ideas in Motion is a Cleveland-based 501c3 nonprofit corporation focused on providing opportunities for girls to achieve in technology and media arts. Through hands-on workshops and tech clubs, girls learn technical and creative skills from professionals, while building their own projects. In addition, HER Ideas in Motion has developed a women-led approach that combines female technical and creative professionals teaching and mentoring girls to provide access to female role models in these fields. Through education and empowerment, HER Ideas in Motion aims to close the gender gap of the less than ¼ percent ratio of women to men working in these fields.