Department of Computer Science and Engineering holds Girls Coding the Future with Robots camp

7/25/2018

Only 24 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are held by women, and engineering is specifically a career underrepresented by females. To encourage more girls to explore engineering, Penn State’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted a five-day camp, called Girls Coding the Future with Robots, for girls in grades 7–9 to introduce them to coding through the use of robots — both virtual and physical. Camp participants learned the fundamentals of computer programming and also about opportunities and careers available in computer science and engineering.

 

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