Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to girls in 5th-8th grade. All workshops are free.
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Event run by Productive Edge. 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 skills by solving the World's most challenging problems, learn new…MORE INFORMATION
Event run by Harper College. Funded by a grant from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, this week-long camp for middle-school girls, will dive into the engineering design process, career opportunities, basic 3D modeling software, 3D printing, programming, and machine learning. Students will learn to think and design like an engineer by utilizing the engineering process to design a roller coaster using pipe insulation, marbles, and objects within the room. Additional activities will include designing and printing a 3D model, creating…MORE INFORMATION
Event run by Wheaton Public Library. Video is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video shorts that can be used in many ways such as news stories, teach a skill, crowdfunding videos, calling people to action on an important issue, serving as a public service announcement, or simply to tell a story. Storytelling is the basis of this impactful media. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct stories and learn techniques…MORE INFORMATION
Event run by Harper College. Funded by a grant from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, this exciting Arduino Programming Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of middle school girls. The students will learn programming, basic electronics, and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller. During the week-long day camp, students will build an obstacle avoiding robot controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. Students will learn about product design careers in the electronics industry. The final day will be a demo…MORE INFORMATION