Hodgenville, KY
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Jan 18, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
Innovative Females In Technology (I.F.I.T.) is an all-female program that teaches fourth and fifth grade girls about STEM, and dives into modern, real-world problems that revolve around the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Participants will tackle issues with state-of-the-art, educational tool kits that will engage and enhance their skills in the areas of coding, programming, robotics, and simple machinery. Students will also explore a multitude of careers that revolve around STEM that are in high demand for female employees.
Provided by Sarah and LaRue County High school


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

Program Dates & Times

All meetings will be held on Fridays after school from 1:40 to 3:00.

Meetings will be held on the following days:

  • January 18th (Fourth Grade)
  • January 25th (Fifth Grade)
  • February 1st (Fourth Grade)
  • February 8th (Fifth Grade)
  • February 15th (Fourth Grade)
  • February 22nd (Fifth Grade)
  • March 1st (Fourth Grade)
  • March 8th (Fifth Grade)
  • March 15th (Fourth Grade)
  • March 22nd (Fifth Grade)

Grade(s)

4th Grade
5th Grade

Cost

Interested participants are not required to pay an entrance fee to I.F.I.T.

More About the Program

The world of technology is a very competitive, yet very demanding area within our society. Our world is forever advancing in technology, and I.F.I.T. is determined to aid girls with their journey in such an outstanding field. Through I.F.I.T.,participants will be exposed to new career pathways, and explore how computing/technology impacts everyday jobs within our community. I.F.I.T. is a safe place where girls are encouraged to express themselves, and expand their knowledge in computing so that they may be successful throughout their academic and lifetime career. I.F.I.T. will be engaging in areas of computing and technology where women are particularly underrepresented, such as coding, hardware, etc. I.F.I.T. is designed to be both a very social and challenging experience for young girls to better prepare them for their future in technology.


For more information, contact Sarah.

Schedule

Meeting 1: Introduction and Expectations/ Pre-Survey (Fourth Grade)

Meeting 2: Introduction and Expectations/ Pre-Survey (Fifth Grade)

Meeting 3: Introduction to Coding (Fourth Grade)

Meeting 4: Basics of Coding (Fifth Grade)

Meeting 5: Basics of Coding (Fourth Grade)

Meeting 6: LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Building (Fifth Grade)

Meeting 7: Simple Machinery (Fourth Grade)

Meeting 8: LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Building (Fifth Grade)

Meeting 9: Simple Machinery/Career Exploration/ Post-Survey/Certificates (Fourth Grade)

Meeting 10: Lego EV3 Mindstorm Coding/ Post-Survey/ Certificates (Fifth Grade)