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 7, 2013 (Saturday)

Location:   Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
                   Digital Media Center, West Lakeshore Drive @ East Parker

                   Room #1034

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.
  • Educational.

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.



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