Girls Who Code (GWC), a national movement, is coming to campus!
The inaugural meeting is slated for 3 to 5 p.m. on September 18, and Mathematics Chair Deborah Kula will be coaching the team with assistance from senior Jessica Manuel, the GWC student ambassador.
GWC programs work to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. GWC emphasizes the belief that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields.
The Academy's GWC Club will meet each Thursday afternoon, and because GWC provides a specific curriculum to cover during club meetings, regular attendance will be an important component of the success of the club.
Meetings will include project-based computer science activities; opportunities to build real world software, including mobile apps and games; and an end-of-year final project that impacts the community.