Our girls (FTC Team 7444 - Sisters of the Motherboard from Winston Salem North Carolina, USA) had the opportunity to partner with the Carver School Road Public Library to work with local schools in the Girls Who Code program. We held this program once a month at the Carver School Road Library starting in October of 2019 and ending in March of 2020 due to the pandemic. We plan to run this program again in the future.
On Day one, young girls were able to learn how to code through operating mini robots, doing mazes, and even had fun bowling with Spheros! The group of 6 girls in attendance got to learn the inside of a robot by looking at parts of a computer and 3D printer on Day 2. They also learned a bit about binary code, as it was a very interesting topic to them. Over the course of the program, they even got to create their own programs! The Girls Who Code program has been a very worthwhile experience for our team, and we would gladly do it again. We encourage other teams to look into the program and contact local libraries or elementary schools to try and connect younger girls to STEM.
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