31 August 2016: Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)
Dr Sarah Marshall and her team run the annual international Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G) competition on 31 August at AUT. The Challenge aims to introduce high school girls to programming in a fun and an interactive way. It runs on 13 national and 14 international sites on different days. The STEM-TEC Centre was a sponsor of the event at the Auckland site at AUT. The Challenge started in 2008 with a single New Zealand site at AUT. The Challenge now runs annually in New Zealand and internationally in Australia, North America, United Kingdom and Europe. Programming Challenge for Girls was the recipient of a Google Roots in Science & Engineering Award (RISE) in 2013.