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CAITE designs and carries out comprehensive programs that address under-representation in information technology (IT).

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The following are events sponsored by CAITE and/or of interest to CAITE participants.

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NOV 2016


Nov. 19, 2016

MIT App Inventor

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016


MIT Stata Center

32 Vassar Street

Room G449 - Patil/Kiva Conf. Room

Cambridge, MA


Always been intrigued by App Inventor? Contemplating the Technovation Challenge and want to be stronger in App Inventor? Or perhaps you'd like to plan a CS Ed Week and Hour of Code activity that will inspire students? Then this workshop - presented by the people who make App Inventor - is for you! For more information and to register, see here.

Nov. 22, 2016

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)/Mass STEM Hub Grant Info Session

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016


Lowell High School Little Theatre

50 Fr. Morissette Boulevard

Lowell, MA


Attend a regional information session to learn more about Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and a STEM grant opportunity from the Mass STEM Hub to increase access to high-quality STEM programming for students and improve student results. Grants will support adoption and expansion of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) programs beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The grants are intended to help provide funds to start new or expand/improve existing PLTW Engineering, Biomedical and Computer Science (9-12), PLTW Gateway (6-8), or PLTW Launch (K-5) programming at your school(s) for the 2017-18 school year. Grant awards of up to $50,000 are available. You can view Part One of the grant application here.

RSVP for the info session here.

Nov. 30, 2016

Diving into 'Careers with Code' with Google and the National Girls Collaborative Webinar

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

4:00PM-5:00PM ET



Held just five days before the kick-off of Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week), this webinar is a great opportunity to learn about ways to get involved, engage girls in computational thinking, and discuss different pathways to computer science careers.


"Careers with Code is a magazine and online resource that shows how computer science can intersect with students' passions to create a dream career in health, sports, business, virtual reality, and many other fields." During this interactive webinar, you will have the unique opportunity to communicate directly with the innovators behind the Careers with Code publication. Guided by a discussion with representatives from Google's K12 Education Outreach team, Refraction Media, and the National Girls Collaborative Project, together we will explore the multitude of pathways girls can take to a career in computer science.


Presenters: Karen Peterson (CEO, NGCP); Abby Bouchon Daniels (K-12 Education Outreach Specialist, Google); Angelica Anguanzo (Product Quality Analyst, Google); Karen Taylor (Co-Founder and Publisher, Refraction Media); Heather Catchpole (Co-Founder and Head of Content, Refraction Media).


Register for the webinar here.


DEC 2016


Dec.5-11, 2016

Computer Science Education Week

Monday, Dec.5 - Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016



Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week is December 5-11, 2016 and is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the impact of computing and the importance of computer science education. Endorsed by Congress in recognition of Grace Hopper's birthday on December 9, 1906, CS Ed Week is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will elevate CS education for students at all levels. Thousands of students, teachers, parents, and members of industry will take part in CS Ed Week events this year, and we hope that you will, too.


Learn about different ways to participate and register your event here. Find out about how Massachusetts is celebrating #CSEdWeekMA here.

Dec. 5, 2016

Screening of CODEGIRL Movie

Monday, December 5, 2016

6:00PM - 9:00PM


2 Canal Park

Cambridge, MA 02141


In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Hubspot is hosting a free movie screening of CODEGIRL, a documentary that follows follows high-school girls from around the globe as they break into technology and programming. Groups of young women build innovations to improve their communities in the annual competition, Technovation Challenge, designed to empower and propel girls into STEM fields.


CODEGIRL is the latest work of award-winning filmmaker Lesley Chilcotte, whose previous high-impact documentaries include An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman.


Dinner, drinks, and mingling will start at 6:00pm and the screening will begin right around 6:30pm. Find more information and RSVP here. Any questions? Email