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  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Graves
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Are Girls! We Are Tech Makers! We Are Infy Makers!

My students need Lilypad Development Boards to begin designing and making their own wearable electronics.

My Students

According to Angie Chang,“In a room of twenty five engineers only three will be women.” We hope to change this by instituting a tech camp where girls meet to complete design challenges, learn from experts, and create projects that will benefit our community. We will focus on wearable technology and coding.

Girls often get left out of innovative STEM programming because many times coding and robotics clubs are crowded with rowdy boys.

This camp will give our girls a safe space and facilitate their creative confidence. By combining low tech sewing skills with high tech micro-controllers, these girls will be well on their way to a career in science, technology, art, engineering, math. This innovative instruction will help instill a love of STEM in our young women by giving them the power to create! They’ll learn the theory behind the circuits that power our world and then use that knowledge to invent their own creations.

My Project

We want to foster creativity and curiosity in girls by providing a space and the materials to collaborate and design projects that support computer science, engineering, and other STEM skills. My students need Lilypad Development Boards to begin designing and making their own wearable electronics. Lilypad Development board is the ultimate maker tool because it will allow our girls to tinker with coding and test their inventions before snapping apart the components and sewing together their own creations. Protosnap technology was made to give makers the confidence to learn Arduino coding and have a solid understanding of this programming language before taking apart the board and putting the elements in a student made project. We want to build a leadership mentality and build the self esteem of our amazing young female students. So our students will learn to work with these materials, and then we will run the program again at the middle school level. Our high school students will teach the next generation how to work with these awesome and powerful micro-controllers.

Help us create a community of STEM based learning where our girls will become leaders on our campus and beyond.

Your donation will promote technology, 21st century skills, and STEM careers for our female students. Our camp will incorporate computer science, maker programming, and opportunities for girls to build their engineering skills and build creative confidence. Help our girls show off their innovative thinking, problem solving skills, and become the next Infy Maker!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ProtoSnap - LilyPad Development Board • Amazon Business $49.95 7 $349.65
Sew Electric • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$384.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.19

Total project goal

$494.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.60

2 Donors

-$129.99

Donations toward project cost

-$110.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.49

Matching donations from our partners

-$364.61

Match offers toward project cost

-$309.92

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Infosys and 3 other donors.

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