The Ohio State University at Lima


Ohio State Lima forms Girls Who Code Club; sign up now open

Interested students can now sign up for the Girls Who Code Club being formed at Ohio State Lima. Girls Who Code is a free, 10-week program designed to spark interest and confidence in the programming field.

Girls Who Code is a free, after school computer science club for students grades 6-12. It will meet at 3:30 p.m. most Fridays through Dec. 8, 2017, in Galvin 305. The first working meeting will be Sept. 29, 2017.

Throughout the guided program, students learn core concepts through projects based on their interests, such as music, art or games. In addition to individual projects, students will work together on a Computer Science Impact Project, where they will use computer science to solve a problem relevant to the club and community.

Club members learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. According to the organization, the clubs have 40,000 current and past participants across the 50 states. For more about Girls Who Code, visit the website at girlswhocode.com.

The Ohio State Lima Girls Who Code Club will be limited to 15 participants, and registration materials will be available at the open house. The club facilitator, Nicoleta Roman, associate professor of Computer Science/Engineering, will be on hand to answer questions about the club and give an overview of club meetings.

While Girls Who Code is aimed at girls in middle and high school, boys are also welcome to participate.

For more information about the Girls Who Code Club at Ohio State Lima, or if you would like to enroll, contact Rachel Richardson, Ohio State Lima's Career Development Manager, at (419) 995-8053 or at Richardson.607@osu.edu.

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