Program Dates & Times
August 29 - October 10, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.
This program will be free of cost for all participants.
More About the Program
Girls' Empowerment is a Computer Science program brought to students by the University of California, Irvine and Woodbridge High Computer Science with the goal of making Computer Science more widely accessible to girls. Through the numerous topics taught, girls will have the opportunity of using Computer Science to solve real life issues. The girls will also be able to attend a panelists' day within the program, where they will meet and connect with women from the Computer Science industry. They will receive aid from trained high school and college mentors throughout the program, as they learn Scratch, Sphero, HTML/CSS, RaspberryPi and MovieMaker. The program is meant to inspire the girls to take an interest in the broad field of technology, and to foster confidence in their own skills.
Week 1: Introduction to program, volunteers. Game design with Scratch, supplemented with Makey-Makey to make the games physically interactive.
Week 2: Web development with HTML and CSS, simple website elements to make a creative webpage.
Week 3: Computer Science Engineering with Raspberry Pi, with small projects like LED light, camera, temperature sensor.
Week 4: Robotics with Sphero, with races, mazes, and more.
Week 5: Video development with iMovie or MovieMaker, simple editing skills to put together empowering videos. Announcement of projects.
Week 6: Panelists' Day with women from the Computer Science industry.
Week 7: Project presentation day, completion awards, program wrap-up.