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CodeCrush Immersion Experiences were created to show 8th and 9th-graders, and their mentoring teachers, the world of computer science & IT. For three days, the UNO College of Information Science and Technology inspires CodeCrushers to take a deeper look at IT through hands-on experiences with emerging fields such as bioinformatics, IT innovation, music technology and cybersecurity.
You'll meet the IT departments of global corporations and visit the behind-the-scenes of local attractions. The days will be packed with IS&T students, staff and faculty, and panel discussions with people in the field.
Nothing! Food, lodging and transportation (once you are on campus) are all included.
Spring 2023 Immersion Experience Dates
32 students and 32 teachers (if public health conditions change, CodeCrush could be moved online or the number of participants reduced)
Due to limited seats, application completion does not guarantee admittance.
Applications are open now
Completed applications/nominations must contain all of the following components:
•A short essay from the student describing the reasons for applying to CodeCrush (250 words)
•A nomination letter from their teacher (Teachers may nominate as many students as they would like.)
•Parent/Guardian and student signature required if accepted
8th and 9th-grade female-identifying* students from the Midwest who are interested in the future of IT. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
•Be in either 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2022 school year
•Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation
•Have a mentoring teacher able to nominate* the student (Does not need to be a technology teacher, but can showcase an interest in supporting Computer Science education at their school.)
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
The part I loved most about code crush was interacting with girls of similar interests. [My] small town…does not have much diversity- ethnicity wise, interest wise, religiously. Being able to see how people from all over think and interact with technology was very interesting. It was liberating to be able to work with a group of diverse people with the same interests. Code crush was a great way to engage first hand with technology and interact with people from various different backgrounds. - Student
I was inspired by the Bioinfomatics session. That is something I can see so many students being interested in. I also loved the time to collaborate with other mentors during different activities, especially the CS unplugged session. - Teacher
A big thank you to our sponsors that make CodeCrush a reality. None of this would be possible without donors like you. By making a gift today, your support will help encourage students to pursue their ambitions and give them the confidence to achieve their dreams. Want to support the Immersion Experience? Check out the options here.