Alexa Café Held at Rice University
Summer programs for girls ages 10-15
Alexa Café Held at Rice University
In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Rice University in Houston ,TX, we offer Alexa Café, an all-girls learning experience for ages 10-15 emphasizing creative coding, web design, leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy. Ideas come to life around café tables and atop beanbags. Our instructors mentor each student. Alexa Café isn’t just a summer camp for girls. It’s a movement!
At this location, we also offer iD Tech Camps (co-ed, ages 7-17) and iD Programming Academy (co-ed, ages 13-18). At other locations, iD Tech Mini is also available for ages 6-9. At all programs, we guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.
Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.
Alexa Café Program Details
Ages 10-15 | All-Girls | Weeklong | Coding, Web Design, Visual Arts, Leadership, and More
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum. Alexa Café encompasses coding camps, game design courses, filmmaking classes, web design courses, and photography camps. View all courses at this location.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It’s about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that’s unlike anything else.
About Rice University
Our Alexa Café tech camps for girls held at Rice University provide the perfect balance of fun, inspiration, and STEM learning during the summer! Rice has been consistently ranked one of America’s best teaching and research universities and boasts extremely low student-to-professor ratios, thus making it an ideal venue for our Houston, TX summer camps.
Located on nearly 300 acres with over 4,000 trees just three miles from downtown Houston, Rice University includes about 50 major buildings, designed over a period of nearly a century, which represent the changes in style of 20th century American architecture. The university's earliest buildings are characterized by red tile roofs, rose-hued brick, semicircular archways, and elaborate detailing. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located approximately 25 miles from campus, and Houston Hobby Field Airport is approximately 10 miles from campus.
Students attending Alexa Café at Rice University can expect a balance of hands-on learning, outdoor activities, social time, and much more. Join us this summer and discover the intersection of tech, leadership, and philanthropy in a beautiful campus setting in Houston. Come explore campus with us!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Quick Rice University Facts
Mascot: Sammy the Owl
Colors: Blue and gray
Student Population: 6,600
Campus Highlights: Heavily wooded with lots of green space and about 50 beautiful and architecturally significant buildings.
- 18th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.
- 1st for “Best Quality of Life” and “Happiest Students” in the Princeton Review in 2012.
Notable Alumni: Peggy Whitson (first female International Space Station Commander), Larry McMurtry (author and Oscar-winning screenplay writer), Allison Beckford (Olympic athlete), Howard Hughes (aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, and director), Annise Parker (61st Mayor of Houston).
Nearby Airports: The William P. Hobby airport is approximately half an hour to the southeast and George Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately forty minutes to the north.