Girls Who Code is coming to USI starting in January 2018!
Here at USI, the SwISTEM Resource Center has partnered with the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education, and the Romain College of Business to bring Girls Who Code to campus as an educational outreach opportunity for area students in the sixth to eighth grade in Southern Indiana.
Click HERE for a printable flyer!
Sisterhood. Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists. Beyond the Club, girls can tap into an alumni network of tens of thousands of girls across the country who are using computer science to solve problems they care about.
Code. Clubs learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages –– whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Returning Clubs girls can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets.
Impact. Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.
Click HERE for the Club Calendar of Events!
A waiting list was initiated on October 31, 2017 at 9:45 AM
This opportunity is available to the first fifteen applicants. A waiting list will be created once the roster is filled. The official start date and classroom location will be finalized in the near future.
When: Thursdays starting in January 2018 (expected start date is January 18, 2018)
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Education Center at the University of Southern Indiana
Cost: $30 per student
What's Included: Girls Who Code T-shirt and Snacks
Curriculum: Girls Who Code curriculum will be used along with supplemental instruction using other visual programming apps. Guest speakers are also scheduled to lead conversations regarding special challenges faced by females in STEM and pathways to careers in coding.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How will weather and school calendars affect club session?
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