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  • Status 
    In progress
    Megan Olsen

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    July 11, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    July 22, 2016
    Goal statement 
    The goal of this activity is to provide an introduction to computing and design to middle school girls in Baltimore, MD, to inspire them to continue learning and being involved in computer science as they get older. We are filling a void in Baltimore of very few tech camps for girls. We also hope to increase the number of Aspirations in Computing applications from Baltimore city students, as we get very few from the city each year.

    Meta

    Organization 
    Loyola University Maryland
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Baltimore
    State 
    MD
    Activity Description 

    This camp is a 2 week day camp, Monday - Friday, 10AM-4PM. The camp is held on our campus in the computer science department's introductory lab. The camp materials are based on Mt. Holyoke's iDesign, CS UnPlugged, Hour of Code, and TechGirlz workshops. Participants are 7-8th grade girls in Baltimore. Participants learn to 3D print, work with Arduinos and Squarewear microcontrollers, and design websites. All of these activities except the 3D printing involves coding, although no prior experience is expected. More information is at http://balticode.cs.loyola.edu.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only