We will be running "Girls who can..." BWSI Crash Courses
3 Virtual Fall programs based on RACECAR, Build a Cubesat, and Embedded Security Courses!
These courses are designed to be introductory material for our summer courses (experienced programmers should wait for our 2021 online courses) for Sophomores and Juniors in high school.
Students must be able to attend all sessions (all sessions are on Saturdays starting 10/17). Enrollment will be for 1 (one) of the 3 courses.
We are looking for girls who are rising seniors (ie current juniors) but if there are spots left we will accept girls in other grades. These students should be interested in learning about robotics, cyber security and programming. The program is completely free! Interest in the topic is required but no experience is necessary.
Girls who program autonomous carsuses 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.
Girls who build Cubesats takes students on science mission to outer space, but they have to build, program and test their prototypes before the mission can be launched. Students will assemble their kits, and learn about engineering principles to design a successful science mission. They will have to program their cubesats to collect and analyze data to answer the questions posed by their science mission.
Girls who hack 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.
Laptops: Attendees should plan on using their own for zoom meetings and course material.
Enrollment is closed; Students were notified on October 12 on enrollment decisions - if you did not hear from please email immediately