What is CODE4her?
CODE4her is the new computer science mentorship program for girls in grades 5 through 8 organized by the Bowling Green Computer Science Department, BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization under direction of their faculty advisor Jadwiga A. Carlson. The CODE4her mentorship program was initially sponsored by Google igniteCS. IgniteCS provided funding and resources for groups of college and university students to make a difference in their local communities through CS mentorship. In addition a generous donation from the Miller family allowed the program to begin and to continue.
The first CODE4her session started in January, 2017 and consisted of five 2.5 hour meetings held roughly once a month .These meetings took place on the BGSU campus. We are currently in the second year of this program and continue to receive great interest from NW Ohio region.
All new programming challenges, activities and robots! During this session girls learned programming using Sphero SPRK+ robots.
A repeat of the first session accommodated 32 girls who were on the wait list and did not get into the first session.
The entire first session revolved around an introduction to programming through an exploration of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 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.
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.