WHO: Facilitated by Valparaiso University students and Ruth Wertz, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Girls Who Code is designed for girls who are underrepresented in technology fields and have limited exposure to computer science education in schools.

WHAT: During the first term, participants will practice the art of origami, which naturally blends computational thinking with special awareness and reasoning. In the second term, girls will create a project that combines origami-inspired design with coding and circuits.

Participants will be divided into age groups, grades 3–5 and grades 6–12.

WHEN: Weekly, starting Thursday, Sept. 13, through the first week in May. Drop-off will be between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The program will run 4–4:45 p.m., and pick-up is at 5 p.m. Excludes breaks and holidays.

WHERE: Gellersen Engineering & Mathematics Center, Valparaiso University’s campus

CONTACT: Ruth Wertz, ruth.wertz@valpo.edu, 219.464.6965

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