Carver School of Technology was recently awarded a $20,000.00 grant from Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering). Google offers the RISE Awards to support organizations that inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
Christina Rogers, instructional coach, and Terry Foster, technology department chair, will use the grant to implement an after school enrichment program called Girls Achieving Excellence Through Technology for girls in grades 9-12.
“We are thankful that Google is supporting our efforts to prepare minority young ladies to be globally competitive,” said Rogers.
The purpose of the GAETT Program is to increase the number of African American females from underserved communities participating in STEM projects in metro Atlanta. GAETT will utilize collegiate mentors from Georgia State University to assist with tutorials, one-on-one trainings and community service projects with female students. The program will implement the use of Google Chrome Books to teach the girls how to create and develop websites, blogs and apps to promote school and community involvement in the campaign to increase African American participation in STEM programs.