Fall '21 and (soon) Spring 2022 Virtual Programs
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Fall Program will run on eight Saturdays,
Starting on October 16 to December 11
All BWSI programs are open to eligible students of any gender identity, this fall program is designed to encourage and support girls in STEM.
The Spring program is our "Yes, You can!" series and will also run on eight Saturdays, usually starting in February to early April
The Spring program is for 9th and 10th graders, recruiting students from schools that are underresourced
Spring 2021 FLYER
Students must be able to attend all sessions
Our Fall Saturday program will be VIRTUAL and courses are based on Beaver Works Summer Institute courses. The Fall program is meant to be preparation for applying for the summer 2022 program and so are aimed at 11th graders. Completion of a course will include eligibility to apply for the summer program.
Information on specific courses
Yes! You Can Program Autonomous Cars uses the Mini-RACECAR course that includes introduction to Python programming and machine vision. We'll be using a simulator built in Unity to test their code over a virtual racetrack. This course is designed for students who are interested in programming but don't have much experience and we start with introductory programming and work to machine vision and control algorithms to code an autonomous model car.
Yes! You Can Hack and Code! introduces students to security in the digital domain. It is based on the the BWSI Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking course. Students will compete by programming devices and check the security of each others work in a "capture the flag" style competition.
Many Interesting Things for Aspiring Engineers: An early introduction to the technologies that shape our world.
Laptops: Attendees should plan on using their own computers for zoom meetings and work, but can be provided if needed.
Each course will provide specific project supplies if needed.