The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) and Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA) invites girls 9-10th grade to participate in a one-day educational experience. PC4G wants girls to experience the fun of programming, and engage them before they make their senior high school subject choices. It's designed to be: Approachable, Fun, Educational, and Challenging!
Date: December 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Location: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
Digital Media Center, West Lakeshore Drive @ East Parker
Registration: (FREE) Girls may sign up as either a team of two or individually, for which they will be assigned a team member. Grades 9th or 10th only; there is no need for any prior programming knowledge. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Scope: Our goal is to engage ninth and tenth grade girls in computer science and introduce them to young women undergraduate and graduate students in STEM disciplines. This event is a fun-filled chance to learn computer programming through storytelling.
The Alice programming language is used because it's:
- 3D and colorful
- Easy to learn. Alice can be learned in 90 minutes, with no prior programming experience.
- Engaging. The Alice environment is fun to work with.
- There are multiple degrees of challenge. Girls are given a framework to code, and can extend or enhance it to any level.
To see an example of a past challenge, click here.
- 9:00 AM - Registration and Introductions
- 9:20 AM - Training
- 10:30 AM - Break
- 10:45 AM - Practice
- Noon - Lunch (included)
- 1:00 PM - Challenge Begins
- 2:45 PM - Pictures @ Mike's Cage then short break
- 3:30 PM - Winner's Announced
- 4:00 PM - Adjourn
For more information, contact Kathy Traxler: ktraxler (at) cct.lsu.edu or 225-279-2540.