Saturday programs

Fall 2022 Program Cover Page

See our Fall 2022 Flyer for programs

To Apply: 

Fall 2022 Virtual Program 

 Registration is closed

Check back in January for registration links for our Spring program


The Fall program is our "Yes, You can!" for Girls series

This will run on eight Saturdays, from October 15 - December 10.

Computational Bio will run for 10 Weeks.

The Fall program is for 11th grade girls (if there are extra spots 9th and 10th grade girls will be admitted), with an interest in STEM

We are recruiting students from schools that are underresourced

BWSI 2022 Spring Program List

see our Spring 2022 Pamphlet for a preview of next year



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 Fall 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 in the summer.

Information on specific courses

Computational Biology and the Microbiome: 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.