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Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Our newsletters highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and want to help bring attention to their work.  

This Week’s Spotlight: Technovation[MN] is here for girls and mentors!

The Technovation[MN] 2021 season is well underway with the recruitment of girls and mentors but we need your help. With most schools in distance learning mode, Technovation[MN] provides an educational, supportive, and virtual environment for girls ages 10-18 to not only create technology but also build entrepreneurial skills with opportunities to win monetary awards. The program ends in May with our celebratory event, Appapalooza.

You can inspire girls to build technology by doing any of the following:

  • Form a team of girls with your daughter, school, friends, or co-workers. Register your team members here.

  • Recruit a girl and we will help her find a team, email

  • Register now to become a mentor.

  • Sign up here for Technovation[MN] 2021 Launchapalooza to learn the curriculum and technology used in the challenge as well as hearing non-profit pitches to give you ideas for the technology you build.

  • Learn more about Technovation[MN] by visiting our website.

  • Donate to Technovation[MN] here.

The program officially starts January 11 so we need your help recruiting now. Our communities are more reliant on technology than ever before. You can make a difference in ensuring the people building technology mirror the communities that use it.

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: Nobel Prize Day

December 10th is Nobel Prize Day!

Nobel Prize Day recognizes the year's recipients for the different Nobel awards. The awards began in 1901 and was Alfred Nobel's last wish to give a large share of his fortune to a series of prizes. The categories of prizes' are in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and peace. Every year the award ceremony takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, except for the peace prize, awarded in Oslo, Norway. Try remixing this Scratch project to honor this year's Nobel Prize recipients. One suggestion is to find the Nobel Peace Prize Winner (World Food Programme) and add them to the project. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your creative genius to create a personalized project!

We hope you create a CS project in honor of Nobel Prize Day! If you do, please share it with us.

Share Your CS to Go Projects!

How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

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