A blog about classroom adventures in coding, computing, and creative thinking in practice
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This past summer, I had the privilege of being selected to be the instructor at Arizona State University's School of Engineering first ever robotics program outreach for an all-girls group. Fifty middle school girls from all over the greater Phoenix area gathered at the engineering student center for a week filled with robotics programming and challenges using NXT Mindstorms, visits and talks with various schools of engineering, and mentoring by engineering undergrads and grad students. It was no doubt a life-changing and empowering experience for each and every girl there. Most had never touched a robot before let alone program one. By the end of five days, all experienced the success and were inspired to explore future options in science, engineering, and computer science. Mission accomplished!