The Institute for Education’s (IFE) mission is to recognize and promote leadership, civility, and finding common ground, locally, nationally, and in the world community. IFE also educates youth for global citizenship with programs that foster intercultural appreciation.
Kathy Kemper, more commonly known as Coach Kemper, is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Education. Coach Kemper is committed to enhancing the STEM education of K12 students and encouraging equal representation among ethnicities and gender in fields that are currently quite disproportionate. Coach Kemper’s generous donation provides K12 students with the ability to attend the CS@SC Summer Camps without any fee, further providing equal opportunities for students from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
The USC Department of Computer Science, under the leadership of the department chair, Prof. Gaurav Saukatme, has an interest in furthering the education of all students, not just undergraduate and graduate students attending USC. USC’s Computer Science department has a student population with over 30% girls, nearly doubling the national average in female graduates from STEM fields. The department has generously provided in-kind and financial support to faciliate the CS@SC Summer Camps and allow more K12 students to attend the camps than otherwise would be possible.
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence), sensing, effects, and mission support services. Raytheon also supports outreach to local communities and encourages students to pursue areas interest, whether offered in traditional curricula or not. The CS@SC Summer Camps is pleased to have Raytheon as a sponsor.
The Westly Foundation believes that investment in children paves the way for success in the future. They work to do this through building new types of schools, enhancing the quality of the education in existing schools, or finding new ways for children to gain better access to health care and other services. They invest in good ideas and strong programs to help close the achievement gap, inspire a love of learning, and provide children with skills to succeed in the global economy. The Westly Foundation champions strategies that work and new approaches that can serve as models to follow and lead to systemic changes in education. We are grateful for the support of the Westly Foundation for the CS@SC Summer Camps.
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. It qualifies under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and conducts its business according to the rules for such organizations. The CS@SC Summer Camps are proud to be offering Python-based camps with the support of the Python Software Foundation.