The Circuit Girls program is a weekly club where girls can meet to complete design challenges, learn from an expert, or complete a group project that will benefit the community. The skills taught and applied include, but are not limited to: coding, app development, circuitry, building structures, and other STEAM skills.
Incorporating computer science and opportunities for girls to build their engineering skills is one way that the grant provided by the Lewisville Education Foundation can help promote technology and 21st century skills at Lamar. “In a room of 25 engineers only 3 will be women” (Chang 2012), we want to help change this. And according to Girls Who Code, a non profit that supports women in technology, “in middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science.” (2015)
Code Club is a coding club for incoming 6th graders. Code Club "projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help young people learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites." We will meet once a week.