Computing Camps for Girls: A First-Time Experience at the University of Limerick

Clare McInerney, A.L. Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria

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Increasing the number of females in ICT-related university courses has been a major concern for several years. In 2015, we offered a girls-only computing summer camp for the first time, as a new component in our education and outreach activities to foster students’ interest in our discipline. In this paper, we describe the motivation for the camp and how we designed the program, and we report our experiences and survey findings from the first two editions of the camp. They can provide guidance for planning further events targeting females, and help to integrate awareness about underrepresentation of females in other activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone
Subtitle of host publicationLearning with and about technologies and computing
EditorsArthur Tatnall, Mary Webb
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
ISBN (Print)9783319743097
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2017 World Conference on Computers in Education - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference2017 World Conference on Computers in Education
Abbreviated titleWCCE 2017
Internet address


  • Computer science education
  • Computational thinking
  • Modelling
  • Programming
  • Women in STEM


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