GSMISTS is proud to partner with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation. 

Every day, we inspire women to advance and remain in Michigan’s technology community. A diverse IT workforce is a vital part of Michigan’s transformation and we strive to engage and retain female professionals here.

Our vision is simple and bold: make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology.

In our network, you’ll meet executives, students, business owners, entrepreneurs and others dedicated to a thriving technology community. Through mentoring, leadership development, networking, and technology experiences for all career cycles—from youth summer camps, to college and graduate school scholarships, to professional networking events, and more—we are inspiring and nurturing technologically oriented women.




Camp Infinity 

July 10-13, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Kent Innovation High School (1655 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525)

DESIGNED FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-8 in Fall 2017

Cost: $100 per student – scholarships available.

Camp Infinity is a four day summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance. Visit this page for more information!

DC2 (Design. Discover. Collaborate. Create)

June 27-28 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Grand Valley University (Seidman Building – Downtown Campus)

DESIGNED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-6 in Fall 2017

Cost: $25 per student

Led by at team of local K -12 educators, students will work in small groups to collaboratively tackle problems that connect to both their lives and the world around them, answering questions like:

  • How might we redesign our recess experience?

  • How might we re-purpose scrap material from a local manufacturer?

  • How might we re-engineer a classroom to better meet our needs as students?

The camp will also include local mentors from industry and high school student coaches. There will be opportunities for students to engineer solutions in a 'maker's space' as they prototype and test their ideas. This is a great way for kids to stretch their thinking muscles this summer in a fun, collaborative, creative way as they harness the innovator within them. Visit this page to learn more


Girls Rock I.T.!

Girls Rock I.T.  - March 11, 2017.  

With the goals of breaking stereotypes and exciting girls about interesting opportunities in Information Technology, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology will be offering a day of interactive fun and learning! Girls will be given opportunities for hands-on experiments led by some of the area's leading computer and information technology experts. 

Juniors and Cadettes will have the opportunity to learn coding and will receive a coding fun patch at the end of the event. Breakfast and USB Bracelet will be included. 

Location: Davenport University, 6191 Karft AVE, Grand Rapids 49512

Registration: Free for girls. Sign up here

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