Girls Inc. will be hosting our annual Girls Inc. Day on Saturday, April 25 with the Purdue Women in Engineering Program (WIEP). WIEP helps women and girls discover their inner engineer. From mentoring to career development, WIEP encourages current and future women engineering students.
The 2015 Girls Inc. Day will engage 60 girls, ages 9-16, in a full-day exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Sue Bayley, the K-12 Outreach Coordinator with WIEP, has planned activities that will allow girls to spend their day coding using the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
Girls will learn how to code their own video games, invent new musical instruments, and even create pictures that light up. We hope that these activities will encourage girls to explore the STEM field of study and show them that girls can be engineers too! The event is only $5 per girl and includes lunch, a morning snack and a Girls Inc. T-shirt. For more information and to register your girl click here!