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Girls Who Code Club seeks to inspire, educate and equip

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The Education Innovation Lab in the College of Education will launch a Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The Girls Who Code Club programs bring high-quality computer science education to girls in grades 6-12. The fun, project-based curriculum covering topics like artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography and mobile development. Clubs are lead by a mix of tech industry professionals, computer science teachers, and college students, all trained in Girls Who Code’s innovative curriculum and philosophy.

Towson University’s Girls Who Code Club will begin on July 6, 2015 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Hawkins Hall Rm 110 and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same time and in the same location until August 12.

If you know of a female student between sixth and 12th grades who would like to learn more, please contact The Education Innovation Lab at coe110@towson.edu or call us at 410-704-2782.

TU also offers other initiatives to boost female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Acting Assistant Provost Gail Gasparich, Ph.D., named one of the top 100 women nationally in STEM by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, has hosted a “Women in Science” forum for the past 10 years to promote the STEM field to female secondary, undergraduate and graduate students and to listen to women speakers who work in diverse science professions from meteorologists and science show producers to physicians and astronomers. She partners with Cindy Ghent, Ph.D. to oversee a Women in Science Club at TU as part of a Women in Science Program in the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics.


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