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Spring 2022 Virtual Programs 

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Zoom links and information is in class piazza forums sent via email


The Spring program is our "Yes, You can!" series

This will run on eight Saturdays, from March 5 - April 23.

Computational Bio will run for 12 Weeks.

The Spring program is for 9th and 10th graders, with an interest in STEM

We are recruiting students from schools that are underresourced

BWSI 2022 Spring Program List

Download our 2022 Pamphlet



Students must be able to attend all sessions 

  • Enrollment will be for 1 (one) of the courses.

  • The program is completely free! Students should be interested and excited in learning about robotics, engineering, and programming.

  • Interest in the topic is required but no experience is necessary.

Our Spring Saturday program will be VIRTUAL  and courses are based on Beaver Works Summer Institute courses.  The Spring program is meant to be a beginning look at some of the BWSI courses we offer for 11th grade students.  Completion of a course will will help these students feel comfortable going forward to apply for the BWSI program when they are in 11th grade.

Information on specific courses

Computational Biology and the Microbiome (NEW): The future of bio is now! Learn about fundamental computational biology concepts like genomics, programming, data visualization, and digital biosecurity in a fun, low stress environment.

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 Program Cognitive Assistants Have you wondered how computers understand your voice? We will introduce you to programming python, coding  machine learning algorithms, the basics of artificial intelligence and natural language processing!

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.

Yes! You Can Design, Build and Fly Model Aircraft: Introduces students to aerospace engineering using model planes and wind tunnels to demonstrate concepts.

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.