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BLI Fellows: Ben Freiband, Rachel Menge

ArborHacks is a student organization that is focused on encouraging computer science skills in all groups and all ages. Through workshops and other events, our mission is to give those with the desire to learn computer science and related subjects an environment in which their passion for and pursuit of knowledge drives them to greater academic heights.

ArborHacks’ goal is to host a high school programming competition for 200 students on March 10, 2018 at the University of Michigan and to directly address the gender gap issue in Computer Science. In alignment with the coding competition’s mission, ArborHacks is offering $800 in transportation compensation to ten high schools who bring 50% women or whose responses show a respect for diversity. They will also offer gender equality workshops for teachers during the competition to continue raising awareness