December 9, 2013
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Laine Powell, Executive Director

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(Orlando, Fla.)  During Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9 – 15, Collegiate Pathways, Inc. partnered with AceApplications, LLC (AceApplications) to participate in the Hour of Code, an event sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women). The objective of the workshop is to emphasize to middle school girls the importance of coding and encourage them to try computer science.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 25 girls from Memorial Middle School will learn how to code using iPads as part of Tech Sassy Girlz.  Tech Sassy Girlz is an initiative of Collegiate Pathways, Inc., (CPI) a local non-profit established to serve low-income, first generation and underrepresented middle and high school students by providing support and opportunities to participants in preparation for college.  CPI provides academic and career guidance and exposure and access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to participants interested in pursuing a degree in higher education.

“The workshop will include a basic overview of coding and how it applies to the common technology we use in everyday life”, said Courtney Powell, President of AceApplications. Also, a mobile app developed by AceApplications will be demonstrated and the “girlz” will gain insight on how smart phone applications are created.

This free workshop was held at Memorial Middle School (2220 West 29th Street, Orlando, FL 32805) from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

About AceApplications, LLC

AceApplications is a technology solutions and staffing provider for businesses, schools, and government agencies, delivering custom software and web development, cloud applications, IT staffing, business consulting and technology sales. Our team of professionals has over 50 combined years of successful experience in engineering and design, web and software development, consulting, project management, marketing and brand management, operations management and technology sales.

For more information about AceApplications, LLC, please visit our website at

About Collegiate Pathways, Inc.                                                                                                                                           

Collegiate Pathways, Inc.’s (CPI) vision is to address and eradicate the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) crisis.  Tech Sassy Girlz, our signature STEM program, provides girls in middle and high school exposure and access to explore the STEM fields through our interactive and informative STEM tours, conferences, workshops and events. To date, over 150 girls have participated in our programming.

For more information about Tech Sassy Girlz or Collegiate Pathways, INC, please visit our website at or email us at


Location: Memorial Middle School