The 2014-15 MAGIC sessions at each of MAGIC's partner schools/centers concluded with the mentees presenting their experiences and demo'ing their projects. The audience consisted of other mentees, mentors, school/center administrators and teachers, families of mentees, MAGIC coordinators and members of the MAGIC board. These schools/centers include:
Additionally, ten mentees from outside of these partner schools, who were accepted into the MAGIC program this year, also participated in a final presentation event held at the Google Mountain View campus. Each mentee presented highlights of her mentoring experience, and a demonstration of her project.
A huge congratulations to all the mentees and mentors for a very productive year!
MAGIC was invited second year in a row by Google Inc. to send its mentees to participate in Google I/O on May 29th, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. These mentees participated in the Youth Session of Google I/O, where they had first hand experience with leading edge Google technology, participated in middle-school oriented technical activities, listed to a presentation by a senior Google executive, and of course, got some Google schwag!
Each MAGIC mentee who attended Google I/O 2015 had a blast. One of them wrote this essay about her day there!
The two most senior MAGIC mentees, Becky Bauer and Hosanna Fuller, who are currently juniors pursuing Computer Science degrees in college, have now become MAGIC mentors! They will start mentoring right away, as mentors for the Spring 2015 session.
MAGIC kicked off its third year at the Yeshiva Girls High School in Los Angeles, CA. Three mentees have been matched with remote mentors, located in the San Francisco bay area, New Orleans and Port Hueneme. One of the three mentees is a returning mentee.