SIM WI helps the following charities through donations with money raised from the Annual Charity Golf Classic held every July.
- IFairs for Milwaukee Public Schools Middle and High School Students - 2 per year - provides the funds for busing
- National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Wisconsin Aspirations in Computing -provides funds for catering
- UW - Whitewater Information Technology Girls Summer Camp - CyberGirlz
- College Scholarship Awards
To date over $105,000 has been given to our charities.
For further information about the charities, please see below.
iFair: Experience the Future
Explore Careers in Information Technology and Engineering
Sponsored by the Business and Education Advisory Board of Washington HS of Information Technology
Mission of the event
Provide valuable, informative, educational experiences promoting careers in Information Technology and Engineering focusing primarily on students in grades 7-10
Provide free bus transportation for about 400-600 students primarily from schools to visit business and post-secondary school booths set up in a trade-show like setting, experience robotics, interact with the students and opportunities at WHS of IT, and talk to young professionals in these fields during a panel discussion. The invited students are currently taking a course using either the MPS-sponsored IT curriculum or the Project Lead The Way curriculum at the middle or high-school level. Visiting students will be on campus for approximately 1-1/2 hours.
Other visitors will include about 50 WHSoIT students, guidance counselors at middle and high school levels, the WHSoIT Advisory Board, various dignitaries including city, county, state, and federal officials and politicians.
National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school girls who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level and at the local level, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.
Each local award taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations that come together to build a community of support for young girls interested in computing.
UW-Whitewater Information Technology Girls Summer Camp - CyberGirlz
Technology - It's a Girl Thing
CyberGirlz is a free day camp designed for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning more about computer technology. Campers are instructed by a combination of UW-Whitewater staff, students, and IT professionals and participate in a number of fun activities which will introduce topics ranging from digital video to programming and game design.
What Will Campers Do?
Campers will be divided by grade level to complete activities. Sample topics are listed below:
Programming with Scratch
Computer repair and network design
Programming/Advanced programming with Scratch
Advanced Web design
Advanced digital videos
College Scholarship Awards
(2-3)$1,000 scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate college students currently pursuing an IT-related major who have shown leadership skills, community involvement, student organization involvement, and work history. They are required to submit a resume, a one-page statement of why they deserve the scholarship, emphasizing their role in organizations, especially IT-related organizations, and a reference from a faculty member.