Immersion Experience

CodeCrush Immersion Experiences were created to show 8th and 9th-grade girls, and their mentoring teachers, the world of 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.

Students and teachers stay on campus and and experience Omaha through our eyes: checking out the IT departments of global corporations, meeting women IT professionals, and visiting the behind-the-scenes of local attractions. The days will be packed with dinners with IS&T students, staff and faculty, panel discussions with women in the field, as well as lunch with an IT mentor.

What does it cost?

Nothing! Meals, transportation around Omaha, lodging - it's all free. mentoring teachers will receive a $500 stipend.

What are the program dates?

Fall 2018 Immersion Experience will be November 28 - 30, 2018!

How many spots?

32 students and 32 teachers

Due to limited seats, application completion does not guarantee admittance.

How do I sponsor CodeCrush?

First of all, thank you for your interest!
Interested in supporting our work? Check out our levels here and make a donation here.

How do I apply?

Nominations must be received by October 21st. Schools/teachers may nominate as many students as they would like. Completed nominations must contain all of the following components:

- An application form

- A short essay from the student describing the reasons for applying to CodeCrush (250 words)

- A nomination letter from their teacher

- Parent/Guardian and student signature required if accepted

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Who is eligible?

8th and 9th-grade girls 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 2018 school year

- Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation

- Be able to provide their own reliable transportation to UNO

- Have a mentoring teacher able to attend the experience along with the student (Does not need to be a technology teacher, but can showcase an interest in supporting Computer Science education at their school. Does not need to be a female teacher)

- Be able to stay in a hotel room with other students (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis)

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!  

immersion experience Sample schedule
Fall 2018 Schedule will be uploaded soon!

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

 

Wednesday

11:30 PM

Check-in • Courtyard Marriott at Aksarben

12:15 PM

Lunch & Orientation• PKI 158

2:00 PM

Buildertrend Tour 

4:30 PM

CRi Tour & Dinner

7:00 PM

Robotics • PKI 269
(Teachers Optional)

8:30 PM

Homework at Hotel

9:30 PM

Curfew • Room Checks


Thursday  

9:00 AM

STUDENT SESSIONS
Bioinformatics • PKI 279
Led by: Kate Cooper
Cybersecurity  • PKI 361
Led by: Chris Daniels

TEACHER SESSIONS
Chatbots • PKI 157
Led by: Ryan Schuetlzer
Bioinformatics • PKI 158
Led by: Kiran Bastola
 

12:30 PM

Lunch • PKI 158
Panel: Alumni Panel

2:00 PM

Corporate Tour • Mutual of Omaha
1:30 PM Load up buses at PKI

5:00 PM

Dinner • PKI 158
Panel: IT Leaders

6:30 PM

Holland Computing Center • PKI 158 (Teachers Optional)

8:30 PM

Homework at Hotel

9:30 PM

Curfew • Room Checks 


Friday

9:00 AM

STUDENT SESSIONS
IT Innovation • PKI 158
Led by: Christine Toh
Digital Forensics • PKI 260
Led by: George Grispos 

TEACHER SESSIONS
Cybersecurity • PKI 361
Led by: Chris Daniels
IBM Watson • PKI 278
Led by: Christian Haas
 

12:15 PM

Lunch • PKI 158
Panel: Current Students

2:00 PM

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
1:30 PM Load up buses at PKI

5:30 PM

Closing Ceremonies • PKI 158

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A big thank you to our sponsors that make CodeCrush a reality.
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