Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women, now that number is just 18%. Girls Who Code helps prepare girls around the country for a future in computer science with free after school programs for 6-12th grade girls.
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If you live near Worcester, MA, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is running a club for girls in grades 7 and 8.
Dates: September 5 - December 19, 2017 (excluding November 21, 2017)
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Registration: Opens On Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
To register, contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-831-4900.
Are you looking for local STEM opportunities for your kids close to home? Try your local technical high school's School of Continuing Education classes. Montachusett Regional Technical High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts has two programs for kids.
Cool Circuits for 7th & 8th grade students will be taught by Sehba Hasan, an electronics and telecommunications engineer. Students will learn about LED's (light emitting diodes), switches and fans. This course will be held Tuesdays, Sept 12 - Oct 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and costs $149
Kidtronics for 5th & 6th grade students will teach the basics of electronic circuits. They will learn about electricity, electrons, voltage source, conductors and insulators. As a final project students will create a LED card. This course will be held Sept 11 - Oct 23 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and costs $149.
Register online at Montytechnites.com or call 978-345-9200 x5220
Debbi - Proud mom of two beautiful boys who have benefited from some amazing STEM opportunities!