The experience was very rewarding and fun. It was exciting to see a young girl so excited about tech.
I am a 10th grade student that has been a part of the magic program for the past two years. This was a fantastic opportunity than enabled me to learn beyond the confines of my classroom. I worked on a project consecutively for 2 years, and actually one in award for it in a large science Congress. I have all this to think from MAGIC and my amazing mentor!
I am a 9th-grade student and I was paired with an amazing woman named Dr. Mindy Levine. She is absolutely brilliant and it was such an amazing pleasure to learn from her. We communicated via texting and video chats. Our situation got complicated after Dr. Levine left on Sabbatical to Israel, which is 7 hours ahead. Because of this, we were only able to meet on Sundays so that we would both be awake. This made it hard to contact each other and meet up but we were able to figure it out. We created an amazing chemistry project that connected both chemistry and biology. Since I am in 9th grade and have not taken chemistry yet it was slightly hard to work with a chemist but she was so amazing and helped me through the entire way! This is an amazing program and I am so proud to have participated in it!
MAGIC is an amazing program that helped me to learn all about STEM and begin to imagine my own future in STEM. Dr. Levine was so amazing and helpful through it all, and it was such an amazing experience to work with her.
I recommend the MAGIC program to anyone who is interested in STEM and wants to grow and learn more from amazing people!
Thank you MAGIC for giving me this experience!
Get Magic is an amazing organization that pairs up girls interesting in coding with women in the computer industry. As a first year mentor the experience was immensely rewarding. It was fun working with my very motivated and bright, remote mentee. We explored together a project using Raspberry pi, web servers, IoT, Python programming, optical switches and basic electronics. Being part of the mentor community is very enriching. There are many opportunities for sharing ideas on projects, new technologies to use, information on tech conference and summer camps etc. The mentorship program is very well coordinated with expectations communicated to both the mentor and the mentee and one on one checkins throughout the year.
I am a currently a 6th grader at GMS and I loved my experience at MAGIC. My amazing mentor Ellen Blaine was always flexible with times and schedules. She had a deep understanding of coding and she showed me that I will be always learning in the world of computers. Ellen was able to show me the world as a female coder and for that, I am forever grateful. After MAGIC I feel very confident and prepared for my Computer Science classes and my potential future as a female coder.
I am currently a 7th grader and I had an amazing experience with the MAGIC program this year. My mentor Juhi was very supportive of me and helped me along my way, she was always there when I had questions and was very polite and flexible when I needed to reschedule meetings and other things. Now that I have done this program I know for a fact that I want to have a career in STEM, and I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to.
I got selected to participate in MAGIC and it has been truly amazing! I learned so much from my amazing mentor Pi-Chuan who taught me so much about coding and STEM. I had so much fun and now have the skills to cntinue prgraming on my own.
My daughter Amrutha attended Magic program on graphic design in aero space engineering structures this year 2019 . I am happy to share my experience that she got an excellent mentor Madhura Limaye who taught her concepts of aero space engineering through the software USU Aero Lab and was always punctual and patient. She was excited to learn to design the wing,vertical stabilizer and many more aspects of the design of a plane and she made a graphic design model of an airplane. She got a better understanding of aerospace design and the logic behind how a plane fly and the requirements an aircraft must have for a safe flight . Overall I recommend magic to everyone and feel lucky my daughter got an opportunity to be part of this program.
I'm a 6th grader and I loved this program. Despite being the youngest person my mentor had ever mentored, after a couple of sessions I felt very comfortable. She helped me understand so many ideas and techniques. I will definetely look more into the world of STEM after this.
I am a current sixth grader and just completed the MAGIC program. I came in, not knowing almost anything about STEM. My mentor, Adele, taught me the basics of coding, AI, how to right a scientific grant proposal, and much more. I recommend this program because Adele really personalized the program for me and taught me what I wanted to learn about.
Coming from a mentee's perspective, it was a wonderful experience and I really grew a bond with my mentor. We worked together throughout the process, so it wasn't exactly a teacher-student relationship, but more of a friendship. I definitely conquered concepts I felt were a little daunting at first, but the program helped me learn all of it at a good pace so I never felt bored or rushed. This gave me a sort of push into the STEM world, and I'm more than motivated to continue my project and explore other concepts during the summer. I absolutely would recommend this to anybody who is thinking about applying!
I'm so glad I got to participate in MAGIC! As a freshman in high school, I've been exploring different interests and MAGIC helped me become even more passionate about technology. My awesome mentor, Catherine, who works in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence field, helped me with pursuing my interest in ML. The MAGIC program is a great opportunity for girls to get exposure to technology, and learn that they are very capable of going into STEM and doing whatever they dream of!
Our daughter really enjoyed participating in the MAGIC program. She felt lucky to be a part of it. Her mentor is a current college student at the University of Pennsylvania, and she was inspiring, helpful, enthusiastic, intelligent, and genuinely cared about helping Alexa succeed. Adele helped Alexa with her communication and time management skills. They also brainstormed worthwhile ideas together of what Alexa could pursue for her project. Alexa identified a need and attempted to fill with with the support of her mentor. Alexa learned to write a grant and developed the ideas and layout for a future web site that will help senior citizens to navigate the Internet. Alexa came up with ways to make accessing the Internet - music, social network sites, games, etc.-- easier and more accessible for those seniors who are less tech savvy.
MAGIC program inspired my daughter to learn programming. The MAGIC program mentor asked my daughter about her interests and when she learnt it was drumming, they came up with an idea to combine drums and computer programming. The result was an application where a user can compose music, record it and play it back. Thank you MAGIC program for helping my daughter see technology in a different light. In her words, "With coding, you can create something out of nothing!" Thank you Ira, Dr. Arnberg , Neelam and the MAGIC Team. Forever grateful - Komal
Our organization has been working with MAGIC for two years now, and the growth of the students who work with a MAGIC mentor never ceases to amaze me! I've seen students give a group presentation for the first time, and actually vision themselves as capable of a future in STEM, which is so exciting! We've participated in a lot of STEM programming, and I think this type of one-on-one mentoring is the most impactful.
Our daughter participated in this program and had an amazing experience. Being matched with a female mentor is a wonderful opportunity for a school-age girl and has the potential to make a positive impact in both of their lives. We are certain that our daughter learned a lot from this program and gained an important role model in her mentor.
MAGIC is a fantastic organization that makes a huge impact in people's lives. I am a senior in high school and last summer I was mentored by Shruthi Basireddy, an ambitious, hardworking, dedicated senior at the University of Chicago. Through weekly Skype meetings, she helped me research the neuroscience of pregnancy and instructed me about how to write a scientific literature review. In addition to my MAGIC project, Shruthi and I also talked about her college experience and career paths for women in STEM. She was also insightful and willing to help or guide me whenever I needed it, so I am incredibly grateful to have formed a bond with her over the summer. The MAGIC program in general is very well-run, with periodic check-in surveys or meetings to track the progress of our projects. Its mission to empower women in STEM is a noble one, and moreover the execution is excellent. I think the most valuable aspect of MAGIC is how its mentors get to understand STEM career paths and the daily lives of women in STEM fields, because these realities often seem vague and murky to high school students. My experience was nothing short of fantastic and I am incredibly grateful for Shruthi and for MAGIC!
Our daughter participated in the MAGIC program through her school. It appealed to her because she thought it would be a fun way to do some hands-on fun stuff in STEM with help from a mentor. It ended up being so much more. Her mentor, Cher Shedd, was out of this world! Our daughter has dreamed of building a roller coaster, and while that seemed a little outside the box, Cher embraced it and helped her learn about the physics behind roller coasters and the concepts of energy and momentum. She built the roller coaster with Cher's help, and then Cher extended my daughter's learning by having her build a website that was about building the roller coaster. Cher taught our daughter about more than STEM concepts and skills though - she was and is an amazing role model for our daughter. MAGIC was a great experience!
I was a volunteer mentor for the MAGIC program for the summer of 2018. This was my first time volunteering with GetMagic Corporation. I enjoyed the experience immensely and will recommend it to anyone who is interested. My mentee and I built a game in Python and she got the opportunity to learn basic programming concepts while applying them too.
I participated in MAGIC about five years back (as a sixth grader), and MAGIC was instrumental in keeping me interested in coding. Recently I've been more aware of the lack of diversity in tech, and I’m so happy that MAGIC was around to foster my love of coding when I otherwise might have been discouraged. Since MAGIC, I’ve published multiple apps, including Readlio.com and Mere, which won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Thank you so much for doing what you’re doing!
Sandra Harimoto was Akshaya's mentor in MAGIC program. She spent couple of hours every week with Akshaya for the last 9 months teaching her software programming. Her guidance helped Akshaya to learn software languages and also boosted her interest in the STEM field. Thank you Sandra.
We traveled to San Jose for the final presentation event at The Tech Museum from the East Coast. Thank you MAGIC for arranging this event at a place that grabs the interest in technology. We met Ira Pramanick at the event, she was very courteous. I wish MAGIC team all the very best for their tremendous help to the community. I am a very proud parent of a MAGIC mentee.