CODE4her is the new FREE computer science mentorship program for girls in grades 5 through 8 organized by the BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization and their faculty advisor Jadwiga A. Carlson. The CODE4her mentorship program is sponsored by Google igniteCS. IgniteCS provides funding and resources for groups of college and university students to make a difference in their local communities through CS mentorship.
The first CODE4her session started in January, 2017 and consisted of five 2.5 hour meetings held roughly once a month on the following dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 2, and April 23 .These meetings took place on the BGSU campus in Hayes Hall 020 computer lab.
The entire first session revolved around an introduction to programming through an exploration of Lego EV3 Mindstorms robots. Participants learned the basic principles of programming through this fun and highly interactive session. Each mentor worked with two mentees during all five meetings to build a close relationship.
Registrations for CODE4her sessions is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes when all spots are reserved. Space in sessions of CODE4her are limited. Reserve HER spot today by clicking on the buttons above to access the registration form and the parental permission form. Return both via email or by regular mail.
CODE4her Reached Many in Northwest Ohio
We did not anticipate the level of interest that we received. Twenty-two cities are represented thus far in the 69 registrations that we received.