curriculum

APP DEVELOPMENT

Girls will learn

  • a few tutorials in MIT App Inventor together as a class

  • concepts such as algorithms, psuedocode, and debugging 

  • how to implement animation, dropdown menus, speech recognizers, sensors, & cameras in their apps

  • user interface design 

SOCIAL IMPACT

The capstone of the camp will be CS+X+Social Good final projects. 

  • Challenge: in groups, girls will build an app that involves something else (X) they like that also helps society

    • For example, CS+English could lead to coding an app that provides ESL students guidance on improving English through a speech recognizer. 

  • They will be guided through the process of brainstorming, designing, prototyping, coding, refining, and presenting with female mentors readily available.  

  • Last day = final presentation day + icecream party! Girls will demo their apps to the group & receive swag bags

EMPOWERING GIRLS

  • Discussions on stereotypes, statistics, & stories

  • Bonding activities

  • Heroines in CS crash course

  • Stanford she++ Documentary and Code Girl movie

CS CAREER EXPLORATION

Activities (depending on availability and funding) may include: 

  • Two female speakers - one from the CS industry & one from CS academia

  • Field trip midway to a local startup 

  • CS+X Career fair