Article: Nickelodeon Encourages Girls’ Participation In Computer Science In The All New “The HALO Effect” Episode Airing 5/20!


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Month after month, we all are absolutely mesmerized by the incredible and inspiring episodes of Nickelodeon’s masterpiece of a show called, The HALO Effect. Nickelodeon and all of the admirable profiled teens truly motivate everyone to make this world a better place in more ways than imaginable. In this month’s episode premiering on May 20th at 8:30 PM ET / PT, The HALO Effect profiles the remarkable Christina Li and her effort to encourage girls’ participation in computer science. The episode “Hello World,” shows Christina Li as she organizes a computer science camp for girls in Michigan to help inspire them to follow their dreams in the computer science world.

According to the press release, “Li’s interest in coding started in the third grade when she picked up a copy of HTML for Dummies and began building websites for fun.  Falling in love with tech and being a natural, Li joined her school’s Robotics Club and participated in numerous summer tech programs to advance her learning.  During a computer science summer class, she noticed that most of the students were males and there was only one other girl besides herself.  Looking to close the gender gap in the tech world, Li created Hello World,   a computer science day camp specifically for young girls.  The camp aims to teach programing code, web development, app and game design and robotics through fun and immersive workshops.  In recognition of her outstanding leadership and encouragement, Nickelodeon will award a $10,000 grant to Li’s camp.”

With each episode of The HALO Effect, the profiled teen brings out a “HALO Effect Challenge” to invite all viewers to show their support. Christina Li’s “HALO Effect Challenge” is for everyone to share a photo of their favorite emoji face or a screenshot of them completing three levels of a coding game using the hashtag #HALOEffectChallenge.

In case you missed the “Hello World” episode, you can catch encore episodes of it airing on May 23rd at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nicktoons and May 29th at 9:30 PM ET / PT on TeenNick.

Nickelodeon is known for making everyone’s dreams come true and inspiring people to accomplish their goals. To further encourage more girls to continue on their passion for computer science, Nickelodeon has even more excitement planned out.

The press release also stated, “Continuing its commitment to build awareness around STEM education and coding with kids, Nickelodeon is working with organizations like Girls Who Code,, MIT Scratch and Afterschool Alliance.  Along with the coding-themed HALO Effect premiere, the network is supporting its efforts with a brand-new hour-long episode of Game Shakers “Revenge @ Tech Fest,” airing Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.  Produced in partnership with Girls Who Code, the Game Shakers enlist the help of Girls Who Code to defeat a mysterious creature seeking vengeance at Tech Fest.  The special features two members of an LA-based Girls Who Code club as extras.  Additionally, Nickelodeon is launching a new game, “Code a Character,” (May 16) on, a new site where kids can  play Nickelodeon-themed coding games and learn more about the importance of computer science.”

How sensational is that?! Don’t forget to tune in to the all new episode of The HALO Effect with Christina Li and host Sydney Park airing on May 20th at 8:30 PM ET / PT! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, have you ever tried coding before?

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  1. […] It is so wonderful to see all that Nickelodeon is doing to help close the gender gap in the world of STEM and computing fields. In fact, Nickelodeon is even airing another inspiring episode of The HALO Effect featuring the admirable teen Christina Li, who uses her computer skills to motivate girls who are interested in being in the computing fields and Li also organizes a computer camp. The HALO Effect “Hello World ” episode airs tonight at 8:30 PM ET / PT . For more information on the episode, read here. […]

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