The “college” summer camp is back to introduce girls to information technology

He took his first steps in Cesena five years ago. The new season of “Digital Girls” has officially begun and for this fifth edition it has become regional from the local experience. In fact, if initially the project involved only the campuses of Cesena, Modena and Reggio, from 2022 the experience will involve the historic sites of Cesena, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara, under the exclusive role of the Emilia-Romagna. . Specifically, the Cesena University Campus will host two camps for a total of 90 girls.


Online registration for the Free Summer Camps of the 2022 edition of Digital Girls ER, the training orientation project promoted and funded by the Region, with resources from the European Social Fund, is open from Wednesday 20 April. , in collaboration with several universities in the region. , to bridge the gender gap, bringing girls closer to the world of digital technology with an engaging and creative approach. The training initiatives will be aimed at third and fourth year students of any type of baccalaureate and all will begin on June 20, articulated in a Summer House type workshop, organized in person, and another Summer House of a seminar nature. The Summer Camp workshop, which will take place from June 20 to July 8, 2022, will be held at regional universities (in Cesena with two Colonies), with another edition also scheduled online, for girls who can not reach these locations. The learning, aimed at a maximum of 45 girls for each single edition of the introductory courses, including online, will be aimed at transmitting knowledge and notions of a marked practical and operational nature.


“The main objective of the project – says the Councilor for Research and the University Francesca Lucchi – remains to disseminate information technologies among young people but especially among girls. All national and European data show us a ruthless image in terms of basic and advanced computer skills. In this sense, in fact, Italy occupies the third last position in the ranking of the 27 member countries of the European Community. Today, the digital transformation has become important in any field, and it is also fundamental for the growth of our country precisely because by its nature it affects across all areas: the ecological transition, medicine, research, physics and climatology. In all areas there is always a computer component, which is crucial. To address this need and with the aim of bringing female students closer to the professions specializing in the field of information technology and technology, Emilia-Romagna and the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna, in a network with universities from the regional territory, five years ago, right here in Cesena, they started this totally free active orientation course of at least three weeks “.


“In our undergraduate studies – says Antonella Carbonaro, project coordinator and professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Bologna – Cesena Campus – the figures that are most lacking are those of women. In general, girls from high school onwards show a particular propensity for the humanities and later find it difficult to change direction. By shedding light on their professional and study careers, the goal is to convey the message that women can also assert themselves in the digital world. The main novelty of this new edition is that the project has become regional: until last year, in fact, the campuses of Cesena, Modena and Reggio Emilia participated. Today the Region has recognized a great value in this project. In Cesena, from June 20, will begin a three-week course focused entirely on the design and development of applications with elements of artificial intelligence.


The 2022 edition will take place from June 20 to July 8 at the universities of Bologna, Cesena (where two editions are scheduled), Ferrara, Modena, Parma and Reggio Emilia, with a total of seven throughout the region. Girls Digital ER is a project organized as part of the activities of Data Valley Bene Comune, the Digital Agenda of Emilia-Romagna 2020-2025 for the Region of Emilia-Romagna and ART-ER together with the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” from the University. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Computer Science – Science and Engineering – of the University of Bologna and with the collaboration of the Universities of Parma (Department of Engineering and Architecture) and Ferrara (Department of Engineering). To receive information on scheduled training activities and how to participate, you can write to the email address info@ragazzedigitali.it. All other information: https://www.ragazzedigitali.it/.

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