Girls Code Club
Join the Club!
Join us for the 2019-20 Girls Code Club at the Lancaster Science Factory! Girls ages 8 through 13 are invited to this monthly, facilitated meetup to learn computer science concepts and coding applications. Sessions are collaborative and interactive and will introduce coding concepts or reinforce and challenge more experienced coders!
What is the need: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that Computer Science jobs will grow by 19% by 2026, yet women earn only 18% of the Computer Science bachelor’s degrees in the United States.
Our Impact: Now in year four, the Girls Code Club at the Lancaster Science Factory has introduced over 200 girls to computer science through hands-on learning.
We are pleased to offer three cohorts for up to 25 girls each. Cohorts will meet at the following times:
Cohort 1: Third Saturdays (September – May), 9am – 10:30am
Cohort 2: Third Saturdays (September – May), 11am – 12:30pm
Cohort 3: First Fridays (October – June), 6pm – 7:30pm
Girls who attend at least 6 out of 9 sessions will be invited to a special night out at the Science Factory FREE with their families at the end of the school year!
Program Cost: $99 per girl. Scholarships are available for families in need on a first come, first served basis. Click here to download the scholarship application. Submit your completed form to Amanda Bakay at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Lancaster Science Factory admission desk.
Price includes 9 facilitated sessions, all equipment and materials, and a Girls Code Club t-shirt.
Meet the Instructors:
Elyse is a computer science graduate from Millersville University and Director of Software Development at KnowWho, a technology company based in Washington, DC. She has been a Girls Code Club instructor since 2016.
Miriam Krause has over a decade of experience with informal science education and enjoys engaging young learners in hands on fun where they learn through play. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and lives in York with her husband and three step children.
Yunji joins us this year as an assistant instructor. She is a Junior at Franklin and Marshall College and was born in Seoul, South Korea. Yunji majors in Computer Science and Dance – she loves dancing and singing just as much as she loves coding!
Assistant instructor Heather Murray is a Senior in Millersville University’s applied engineering major, Automation and Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology. Computer programming has always been a passion. When she isn’t working on sensors or software, you may find her horseback riding, biking, canoeing, gardening or even white water rafting (Class III or less).