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Launched in 2013, CodeCrush has grown to be the largest iSTEM immersion experience for girls and their teachers in the Midwest. CodeCrush is an initiative of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology’s Women in IT Initiative, a community-run task force built to increase the number of women entering the IT workforce.
We know diversity helps teams be better. When all voices are at the table, teams are more innovative, ask more questions, and produce better products that answer these questions. CodeCrush is more than helping girls find their place in IT, it’s ensuring that IT works to be the most innovative industry it can while empowering an entire community to be advocates for comprehensive computer science education in their classrooms.
I loved that everyone there was there to learn and further their knowledge in technology. This experience taught me that IT isn't just sitting at a computer all day long. It's coming up with new ideas and taking risks in your everyday life. - Student
I really enjoyed the tours and the session on computer science--I finally understand binary! I enjoyed all the sessions this year for the teacher mentors--thanks for putting on this wonderful learning experience for the girls. - Teacher
CodeCrush has seen its application pool rise nearly 200 percent, showcasing the quality and need for such creative programs.
Through a generous grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, CodeCrush hosts two immersion programs a year and a culminating summer summit. Through building a community of students, teachers, mentors and role models, CodeCrush works to bring more diversity to the IT landscape and empower every to close the IT gender gap.
None of this would be possible without our donors. By making a gift, you support and encourage girls to pursue their ambitions and give them the confidence to achieve their dreams.