Santa Ana , CA
Aug 29, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019
Girls’ Empowerment aims to empower young girls to foster an interest in Computer Science. The program will be held in MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana as an after school session. The overarching goal is to make Computer Science more accessible to all!
Provided by Snigdha and University of California Irvine

Program Dates & Times

August 29 - October 10, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.


6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


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 iMovie. 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: Robotics with Sphero, with races, mazes, and more.

Week 3: Video development with iMovie, simple editing skills to put together empowering videos. Announcement of projects.

Week 4: Web development with HTML and CSS, simple website elements to make a creative webpage.

Week 5: Computer Science Engineering with Raspberry Pi, with small projects like LED light and camera.

Week 6: Panelists' Day with women from the Computer Science industry.

Week 7: Project presentation day, completion awards, program wrap-up.

Register for Girls' Empowerment !

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