Seattle, WA
Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 24, 2021
Students will learn about the principles of computer science using Java and Processing, and apply these skills to create a project addressing an environmental issue of their choosing. This program will be implemented virtually using the Zoom online video conferencing platform.
Provided by Claire and Women Advancing Tomorrow's Technologists

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

Program Dates & Times

The program will run from 02/01/2021 to 03/24/2024. We will have three different sessions: Session A on Mondays, Session B on Tuesdays, and Session C on Wednesdays. Students can sign up for any of these three sessions, and if for some reason they need to miss a class, they can make up that class by taking it with a different session. For example, if a student misses a Session A class, they can take the Session C class later that week. 


4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


We have a suggested donation of $5 which can be made through PayPal. More details to come on this soon!

More About the Program

This 8-week virtual session will introduce students to the principles of computer science using the Java and Processing languages. As a final project, students will create a project about an environmental or social issue of their choosing. Students will also hear personal stories from women pursuing STEM in higher education, and learn more about women working as STEM professionals.

For more information, contact Claire.


Week 1: 

What is computer science?

Introduction to Java, Processing, and IntelliJ coding environment

Brainstorming project ideas


Week 2:

Intro to Java: printing, variables


Week 3:

If-else statements

Project research


Week 4:



Week 5:

Shapes and text with Processing

Project work time


Week 6:

Color with Processing

Project work time


Week 7:

Project work time


Week 8:

Showcase and final celebration