Fairport Cyberettes to Visit RIT, Learn About Computing Careers Jan. 29

Visit will expose middle school students to new mentors and technology

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The Fairport Cyberettes, a computer club made up of girls from the Fairport middle schools, will visit Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences on Friday morning.

Their visit is being hosted by Women in Computing at RIT, a group based out of the college that seeks to broaden participation by women in the computing discipline. The Cyberettes will work with RIT students and professors to film and edit a short video production using iMovie software on Apple computers.

“We’ve been working with the Cyberettes throughout the year,” says Sandra Murphy, coordinator of Women in Computing at RIT. “We’ve been providing materials and activities for their club and our female students have visited their school to talk about careers in the computing field. We’ve invited them to RIT to expose them to our facilities and get them thinking about computing careers.”

The visit begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome and introductions. The Cyberettes will work in the Golisano College computer labs between 10 and 11 a.m.