Computer Science Summer Program for Girls

Program Leader: Michelle Qin
Program Instructors: Sophia Qin, Marina Suh, Rebekah Doctolero

July 9th - 13th, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

ABOUT

Coding Together is a week-long summer camp designed to teach 30 girls in grades 5-9 fundamental skills in computer science.

Mission Statement: Program leader Michelle Qin's mission was to inspire girls to pursue passions for STEM and computing by developing an engaging, rigorous, and supportive curriculum and community. Oh- and have fun!


Camp Highlights

  • Taught 30 students how to use Scratch (MIT program on Computing Concepts) and TinkerCad (Computer 3D Modeling)

  • chatted with Lastline Engineers
  • at the end of the program, students made projects designed to tackle a social or environmental problem using the skills that they learned
  • learned computer science through hands-on activities like the binary magic trick​ and Turing Test

  • gained teamwork skills in activities like the Marshmallow Challenge and Human Knot 

  • made friends and created a community of students, adults, and professionals dedicated to empowering girls in computer science 
Coding Together team picture with ​​30 students, 10 volunteers, 4 program leaders/instructors, and 5 visiting engineers!
Our program was fully booked. Great team!!
Busy classroom!
A short video of the camp

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FAQs for Coding Together

What is the program cost?
The cost per camper is $50. This covers snacks and materials.

How can I request a scholarship?
To request a scholarship, click here.  We do not want financial hardships to deter anyone from applying. Decisions for the scholarships will be sent in the following weeks.

Who is the program for?
The program is designed for students going into grades 5 - 11 in the fall of 2018. We encourage participants from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to register.

Does my daughter need prior experience in coding before joining the program?
Not at all! This program is designed for those who have little to no prior experience in coding. We will be teaching the basic, fundamental skills to coding, so it should not be overwhelming to any participant. Additionally, we will have high school volunteers (including students from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy) and adult mentors (Sophia Qin of UC Berkeley Computer Science) who are willing to help!

Where is the program being held?
The program is held in Dos Pueblos High School's computer lab, room T-10. For the school map, click here.

What does my daughter need to bring?
Lunch. We provide everything else for the program, including computers and snacks. 

Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Michelle Qin is the program leader. You can reach her at [email protected] or (805) 886-6285.