Taft’s “Support Her Endeavors” event recognizes We Can Code IT CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, as a noteworthy woman in STEM The first annual Taft “Support Her Endeavors” event recognized We Can Code IT CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, for her significant contributions to STEM. Other accomplished women in STEM who were recognized were Rita Kamoutsis, New Product Development Manager at The Sherwin Williams Company and Charu Ramanathan, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of vitalxchange and Lokyata (acquired by Medtronic).
We Can Code IT instructor, Lauren Holloway, speaks on The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science Education Cleveland’s own We Can Code IT speaks at The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science education. The panel, consisting of We Can Code IT instructor Lauren Holloway, Microsoft Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson, and STEM Coalition Executive Director James Brown, will discuss America’s long-term global competitiveness as it relates to STEM and Computer Science. Given that 2/3 of jobs in STEM will soon be in the field of Computer Science, our workforce needs to be trained. The event takes place at Hodge’s Restaurant in Cleveland on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10 am and will stream live at http://thehill.com/video/events/288219-the-workforce-of-the-future-a-policy-discussion-on-stem-and-computer-science
The CLETeenHack – Coding for Community: Civic Engagement was a 9-week programming cooperative event for greater Cleveland area high school students that began on March 16th and ended in an awards ceremony on May 6th . Seven teams from five different area high schools created different parts of an app, then combined them to create one comprehensive app. The CLETeenVote (https://teenvote.herokuapp.com/) application engages teens in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election by providing summaries of political issues, summary profiles of the candidates, and information about voting opportunities and locations for those teens 18 years or older.