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Recently 40 Orange County Girl Scouts in grades four through eight participated in “Creative Coding,” a program put on by Cal State Fullerton’s Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) student club. ACM-W president and computer science major Natalie Alexandra Ang says the goal of the program is to increase the number of girls in computer science by exposing them to programming at a young age.
CSUF student mentors – both female and male – are teaching the girls a coding program called “Turtle Graphics” and will be introducing them to “ozobots” – tiny machines that are a fun way to learn about problem-solving and programming through robotics.
You can read the full press release on this collaboration, including comments from CSUF student and faculty mentors and Girl Scouts Orange County Staff, and see photos of Girl Scouts experiencing STEM on the CSUF News Center.
Upcoming sessions will be held April 5, April 19 and May 3, and a May 24 showcase, where the Girl Scouts will present their work.