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.
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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