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Computer Simulations

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Complex systems are all around us from a flock of birds creating beautiful patterns, to the spread of diseases to understanding and protecting eco-systems. Computer simulations are a great tool scientists use to understand complex systems. In this class, you will learn about computer simulations and create your own simulations of an epidemic and what factors make it spread faster or…

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Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems- Career Series in Health, Science and Technology

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. In this workshop, students will learn about computer simulations and create their own simulations of an epidemic and what factors make it spread faster or stop. We will be using the online tool StarLogo Nova to create the simulations. This workshop is the second in our Career Series in Health, Science and Technology, where we will feature a professional that uses the software in their…

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Cognizant. Students will work in teams or individually to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and…

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Machine Learning Mini Camp

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. All around us tools are getting smarter from voice recognition to finding faces in pictures thanks to machine learning. Wonder how this works? In this class girls will learn about the basics of machine learning, and gain some hands-on experience by running a machine learning example using Google's Teachable Machine.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Comcast. This event is running on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Please confirm your student has the school day off and will be able to attend. Have you ever wondered how Alexa or Siri recognizes your voice, or how Facebook is able to automatically recognize your friends in pictures? The answer is Artificial Intelligence (AI), or also known as Machine Learning! In this…

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Comcast. Take cybersecurity into your own hands! We all rely on electronic information. But what would happen if it was stolen, corrupted, or unavailable? In this workshop, students will learn about why cybersecurity is important and the practices and tools that can help people and organizations protect their critical information. We will conduct exercises to examine some of the technology that is…

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Designing Mobile Apps (two sessions)

October 12
Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States

Event run by Wheaton Public Library. This event has two sessions. Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present…

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3D Pumpkin Carving: Slicing & Design Using CAD

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States

Event run by Oak Park Public Library. Customize a 3D design and watch your creation print out in plastic! Three Dimensional printing is a new phenomenon in the tech world, and it is an amazing way to bridge the software and physical worlds. Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Customize a 3D Pumpkin and watch your creation print out in plastic! Students will learn about 3D printing principles, download designs onto 3D printing software, print their chosen…

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lehigh University – STEPS Building, 1 W Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015 United States

Event run by Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Students will work in teams or individually to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it…

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Cognizant. Whether it is your teacher’s test questions or your parent’s credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, you will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop students will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking. At the end of the lesson students will see if they can figure out encrypted information, i.e. Can they…

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Introduction to JavaScript

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. JavaScript is what makes the web move. JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, responsive animations, web games... pretty much whatever you can think up. In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript program.

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Infographics: Proving Your Point with Pictures- Career Series in Health, Science and Technology

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. In this workshop, students will observe that infographics are often used to raise awareness about health and science topics, and are more easily searched and viewed on the Pinterest platform. Students will learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information on a health or science topic of their choosing, and then use a free, online tool called Piktochart to make an infographic on…

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You Can Code!

October 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Cognizant. In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders at any stage…

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Introduction to JavaScript

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. JavaScript is what makes the web move. JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, responsive animations, web games... pretty much whatever you can think up. In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript program.

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Internet Safety: How to Stay Safe Online

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. You've been online a lot! Do you know the ins and outs of staying safe? Let's go over some of the rules and some ideas to help you. Learn how to be a good digital citizen as well as a cautious one on various forms of social media. Learn how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, phishing, and suspicious behavior, as well as how to…

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Cognizant. Take cybersecurity into your own hands! We all rely on electronic information. But what would happen if it was stolen, corrupted, or unavailable? In this workshop, students will learn about why cybersecurity is important and the practices and tools that can help people and organizations protect their critical information. We will conduct exercises to examine some of the technology that is…

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Introduction to Python

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Python is one of the fastest growing programming language and is especially popular in many areas of science. In this class girls will learn the basics of Python, get to know the cool Jupyter Notebooks and venture into working with data.

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Python Programming

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts. Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also…

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Solving Genetic Mysteries with Online Tools and Family Histories- Career Series in Health, Science and Technology

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. In this workshop students will learn about the free technologies available to examine genes and visualize a family tree! You will learn how to use online tools to create a family tree (Progeny), learn how to search a set of medical symptoms to find the genetic cause (OMIM), and search the human genome for genetic changes that can cause medical symptoms (Human Genome Browser)., This…

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Coding with Swift

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Swift (www.swift.org) is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple. It is intended as a replacement for C-based languages. Curious? In this class girls will learn about the basics of Swift, use a compiler and write their own program.

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Creating an app wireframe on an iPad and with pencil and paper

Designing Mobile Apps

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Students will work in teams or individually to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Did you know that most of the world’s data is stored in something called a database? This includes your school grades, Yelp’s list of local pizza shops and music downloads on your computer. Databases contain tons of information. Finding the exact information you need can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In this workshop, students will learn about databases, its structure and what…

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Web Concepts

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by NC A&T State University ACM. This workshop is a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites. It is a discussion with interactive activities but nothing is created and no technical materials are required. Familiarity with terms and concepts is helpful.

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Create and Play Video Games Using Scratch

November 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by MITRE. Do you like to play video games? Do you wonder how they are made? Would you like to make your own? Come learn how to do this using the block-based Scratch visual programming system. You’ll learn what coding is all about, have fun exercising your imagination about how your game should work, and gain skills by writing code to make it…

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You Can Code!

November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders at any stage to improve their coding…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by The Harker School. Students will work in teams or individually to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in…

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Internet of Things

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. From color changing lights to garage door openers to smart refrigerators, more and more devices are connected via the Internet. So how does it work? Learn all about the Internet of Things and what it takes to control a light emitting diode (LED) or servo motor through the Internet. You will control a remote device, program firmware and create a webpage…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Did you ever wonder how websites are made? Have you ever wanted to make your own website? Making a website is easier than you may think. In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own…

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You Can Code

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by The Harker School WiSTEM. In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders…

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

November 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Whether it is your teacher’s test questions or your parent’s credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, you will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop students will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking. At the end of the lesson students will see if they can figure out encrypted information, i.e. Can they crack the code? Let’s…

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Cartoons from Scratch

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Do you like cartoons? Come to the Cartoons from Scratch class to learn how to make 2D animations using Scratch. This class is very friendly to those with no coding experience.

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