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Girls Who Code prepares local middle and high school girls with the problem-solving and computer science skills necessary to make an impact on their community and be competitive in the job market of the future.

They offer free after-school programs to 6th-12th grade girls to join supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. This fall, our meetings will be completely virtual and held through Zoom.

In our programs, girls build character and coding skills as they learn, plan, build, and celebrate together to create a project they care about. Our curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. We have activities for girls with zero computer science experience and activities that introduce college-level concepts.

Students who wish to participate can choose to attend sessions on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. Sessions will be held through zoom from 5:00-6:30pm and will begin late August.

To register, simply fill out the form here: https://girlswhocode.web.unc.edu/join/

The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) Online Educational Program Nomination for students typically opens in November with online courses utilizing MIT’s EdX platform and which provide familiarity with the program’s key tools, such as the Robot Operating System (ROS, http://ros.org) running on the Ubuntu distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.

The online course swill also develop programming skills with the Python programming language and will provide students valuable experience with the OpenCV (open computer vision) tools widely used in industry and academic research. In addition, the available core units in control systems, computer vision, localization, navigation, and planning will closely follow the learning sequence of previous year’s curriculum.

Adithya Balaji (2nd from left)

2016 Summer Program

Sylvia Knappe (2nd from right)

2016 Summer Program

Anja Sheppard

2017 Summer Program

Sustainability Initiatives

The School's Sustainability Courtyard is located just outside the engineering classrooms and the Peter T. Haughton Fabrication and Innovation Laboratory. This courtyard features a cistern, sustainable garden, and photo-voltaic solar panel.