April 2016: MAGIC participates in the MIT Open House

MAGIC was invited to have a booth/event at the MIT Open House on April 23rd. There were more than 350 activities planned for the MIT Open House, and MAGIC's event was from 2-3pm. The event started with Bobby Simidchieva, a MAGIC mentor, doing a presentation on MAGIC. This was followed by project demos by two MAGIC mentees on the east coast, namely Anvitha Veeragandham and Sruthi Kurada. The event concluded with a Python hands-on activity conducted by Sandra Harimoto, another MAGIC mentor. Event support was provided by MIT graduate and MAGIC board member Esha Sahai, current MIT student and MAGIC mentor, Smriti Pramanick, MAGIC mentor Becky Bauer, and the parents of the two MAGIC mentees. Feedback regarding the MAGIC event has been great. Thanks to all the participants on a job well done!

April 2016: MAGIC participates in Student Development Day at Presentation High School in San Jose

MAGIC was invited by Presentation High School in San Jose, CA, to participate in its Student Development Day on April 19th. The school screened the film "Miss Representation" to raise awareness about the portrayal and perception of women in society. This was followed by an outdoor fair with a few organizations which focus on the development of girls, in order to provide the girls with opportunities to get involved. The MAGIC booth attracted a large number of interested girls! Thanks to Sonu Durgia, MAGIC CFO, who organized and ran the MAGIC booth, and to MAGIC board member, Jazmine Jung, for providing support for the event!

February 2016: Spring session kickoff

Two additional mentees have been accepted into the MAGIC program this year. One of them is a high schooler (in the 11th. grade), and the other one is a middle schooler (in the 8th. grade). They are both being mentored remotely.