FLIGHT (Future Leaders Innovating to Go Higher in Technology)

round blue logo with flight in the middle and a plan flying toward youThis summer Women in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and BrainSTEM Alliance are running the second iteration of the FLIGHT or Future Leaders Innovating to Go Higher in Technology Summer Camp from August 2nd - 13th. 

FLIGHT Virtual Summer Camp is an introduction to tech entrepreneurship for girls aged 13-18 who self-identify as Black and other underrepresented minority. 

In this 2-week program, students worked in teams to create a technology-backed business idea around a problem that they identified within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Guest speakers taught students industry best practices from the design-thinking process - including problem definition, market research, and creating a prototype. To cap off the program, students pitched their idea to a panel of judges for feedback and prizing. The program also included a one-day conference focused on professional development.

   

Program Partners

              Women in Computer Science Logo        BrainSTEM alliance logoUniversity of west indies cave hill logo

Community Partners

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FLIGHT 2021 Posters

Here are the posters created by the teams that completed the first iteration of FLIGHT in 2021. It outlines their problem, solution, some market research, and some screenshots of their prototype!