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Full STEM Ahead on Summer Tech camps

March 3, 2023
A close up of a robot built using plastic and metal pipes with several pairs of hands working on constructing it.

After two years of virtual instruction, Camp CryptoBot will be back on campus for the 2023 edition of its summer cybersecurity experience for high school students. The camp, which has run for eight years since 2016, is funded by the National Science Foundation.

This year, Westchester County provided additional funding in support of another camp, Lead with STEAAM, focusing on STEM and Assets Development education to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) 7th grade girls. Dr. Mosley has partnered with G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc. and The STEM Alliance to create a unique model that teaches coding, problem solving, asset development skills, leadership, confidence and self-efficacy critical for BIPOC girls to be successful.

"This is an underserved subpopulation which is sorely lacking in the STEM workforce," said Dr. Mosley, who submitted both grants and will teach in both camps. "I am grateful to have the opportunity to expose them to STEM, particularly computer science and cybersecurity, with the intent of encouraging them to pursue these disciplines."

The high school camp will run from July 10–14 and the BIPOC camp for 7th grade girls will run from July 24–28.

It is well known across the STEM industry that women and, in particular, women of color are vastly underrepresented across the workforce. Pace University and the Seidenberg School have worked for years to bridge this gap, which is reflected in Seidenberg's student population of 31% female - which may not sound impressive, but compared to a national average of 18% female students in STEM college programs. Only seven percent of women who pursue STEM degrees are BIPOC.

"Recognizing the need to improve these statistics, this camp seeks to explore how best to encourage BIPOC students to consider STEM careers," Dr. Mosley said.

And they'll have fun, too! Based on Pace's Pleasantville campus, the camps will provide not just a solid STEM experience in cybersecurity and computer science, but camp attendees will get the chance to envision life as a college student, make new friends, and have an unforgettable summer experience.

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Camp CryptoBot Lead with STEAAM

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