Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Budget info that I circulated by email, but that hadn't gotten here yet.

The rates start at $16 (for Offenhauer sleeps 2) and $22 (for
Founders, sleeps six) per night. It's slightly more for rates with
linens, which I assume we would like to have. Both were available for
the break week when I checked, but there was some concern that
computer labs would not be available because of ITS. Once we have
firm dates (or at least semi-firm, which may be the case already) I
can submit the application on-line, which is the next step.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Great to see you on our blog, Vikki:)


Monday, March 19, 2007

finally got myself to join your blog.
i found the schedule and the suggested course offerings
very impressive
still need just a general overview paragraph but what is here is great
vicki patraka

Friday, February 23, 2007

Cool stuff from OCWIC:

Did you miss going to OCWIC? Or possibly just miss BEING at OCWIC?

Check out the website for

* a recap (www.cse.osu.edu/ocwic)
* photos (http://www.cse.osu.edu/ocwic/picture.html)
* blogs (http://www.cse.osu.edu/ocwic/blog.html)
* presentation slides (http://www.cse.osu.edu/ocwic/program.html)
* ... and even the famous Legendary Women in Computing (http://www.cse.osu.edu/ocwic/docs/legendsincomputing.pdf)

The presentation by Karen Davis had some neat ideas for lessons about computing that don't need computers.

I got a chance to see a litle of ALICE, a drag-and-drop programming language, and I think that might be fun for the girls.

Enjoy the links.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The PBWiki site for the research cluster now has some content.

Cyberfems Wiki

I've posted a tentative schedule for the camp and a list of tentative course offerings.

See you all at the meeting!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Got this in my email today from Suzanne Menzel, a faculty member at IU Bloomington:

Are you interested in creating a K-12 outreach program for your college or university? If so, then you might consider signing up for our upcoming SIGCSE workshop. This hands-on workshop is appropriate for anyone (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff) who wants to get started on creating an actual presentation. You'll also learn how to connect with K-12 schools and take your show on the road. For more information, please see our NCWIT blog entry:


Please feel free to contact me or Katie Siek if you have any questions.


Is this something we should check out?

Monday, January 22, 2007

Some thoughts on budgets

Hi everyone. Kris, thanks much for setting this up.

I just wanted to sketch out some ideas as we begin to think about funding. Below is a partial list of expenses that come to mind for me. Feel free to add anything I forgot and I will keep tweaking the list till we meet again in person.

Mailings -- will need to pay for recruiting letters to area high schools

Meals -- I am thinking three breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners (will probably send folks home late afternoon of final day) -- we can check into meal plans on campus, maybe cater from Panera or other downtown business (may be able to get meals sponsored too)

Room and board - Looks like accommodations for 12-ish girls and a couple of chaperones each nigh, probably 7 rooms total -- check with university

DVDs, CDs, other tech supplies -- possible sponsors from local businesses or the university

Transportation -- will we pick up girls or have folks bring them? Will need transportation on first and last day and also for any possible evening activities or field trips

Insurance -- I'm not sure what this entails but am assuming we'll make some arrangements cover students, our liability

OK, so that's what I'm thinking so far. I'm sure more will pop up.
Jen A