Martinez, CA
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Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 8, 2019
The Girls to InfinIT program is a three-day, hands-on program in which participants, sixth*, seventh and eighth-grade girls, will learn basic engineering, robotics, and computer science skills through a series of workshops, events, and field trip.

*if spots available
Provided by Simarpreet and Alhambra Senior High (MUSD)


Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

**Session Dates and Times are Subject to Change**

Friday, March 1, 2019

3:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 2, 2019

8 am to 3 pm

Friday, March 8, 2019

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Grade(s)

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Cost

There will be a $20 fee for the program that is to be turned in before the first day, but there will be scholarships available. 

More About the Program

This program is designed to introduce girls to careers in STEM. It is dedicated to closing the gender gap in the computing industry. By the end of the program, we hope that students will have the basic skills necessary to convey their ideas and showcase their creativity through programming. We also hope to have sparked their interest in computer science fields. Students can choose to extend their experience throughout the rest of the school year by joining the middle school's Girls Who Code Club and/or by enrolling in the computer science pathway at Alhambra High School. 


Schedule

Day 1:

This day will present a fast-paced introduction to the field of Information Technology and Computer Science! InfinITGirlz (that’s you) will get a brief overview of the ICT pathway at AHS and learn about the fun and fantastic opportunities awaiting you in high school. Then, you’ll learn how to animate your name (or your favorite pet’s name) using code—brought to you by the incredible tutorial of Google CS First!

Day 2:

If you’re an InfinITGirl who is fierce, creative, and ready to think B-I-G, this is your day to shine. You will conceive of and build a project using the Makey Makey invention kit that will inform, inspire, and incite a riot! There will be a grand prize for the most inspirational project. Other highlights of the day: a Women in CS Scavenger Hunt and an Animate a Name showcase.

Day 3:

Let’s skip school today and head down to the CS History Museum in Mountain View! We’ll not only have fun trying out all the cool, interactive exhibits, but we’ll also take part in a Raspberry Pi workshop where you’ll learn how to program in Python!

*Museum admission and transportation included*