Black Girls Code: It's All About Robots

Black Girls Code It's All About Robots summer camp, supported by a Girls RISEnet mini-grant, was held on August 6 - August 10 at University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA.  It’s All About Robots was the first class in our summer session and targeted girls ages 7-13.  During this summer camp the students learned about robotics and computer programming using the Arduino Lilypad devices and Lego Mindstorms®.     The program included visits to the Computer History Museum in Mountainview, CA where students tour the museum galleries and did extensive research session with docents in the robotics exhibit.  


The program participants also visited IBM Almaden research facility in San Jose, CA.  During this visit the girls toured the facility and participated in a Mindstorms workshop and science exhibition/demonstration with IBM personnel.  The day culminated with a dry-ice experiment followed by an ice-cream social which was enjoyed by all.  


The final site visit held during the workshop included a visit to the NASA Ames Research Center in San Jose, CA.  During the visit the girls learned about the Mars Curiosity Rover mission which was an extensive focus of our workshop since the launch occurred the week of our camp.  A major focus of our workshop included research on the Curiosity Mission and involved STEM exercises on robotics and space exploration.

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Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences