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Black Women in Computing (BWiC), an Anita Borg Institute Systers Community, is proud to host an exciting programming workshop for the 4th and 5th graders of Greencastle Elementary School!

The programming workshop will be held from 9AM – 3PM on June 6th, 2015 at Greencastle ES in Silver Spring, Maryland. Students will learn basic programming concepts using Scratch and will be introduced to relevant problems in Computer Science through hands-on learning activities.

The purpose of this workshop is to:
– increase students’ interest in computer science and programming
– promote education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
– support students from historically underserved and underrepresented (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) groups with limited opportunities or access to resources in these areas. Priority may be given to students that meet these criteria, however all students are welcome to attend.

This workshop is geared toward students with no prior experience in computer science or programming and is being offered free of charge to students.

We’re looking for volunteers to serve as mentors/tutors during the workshop. Don’t have time to volunteer? Then please consider donating any tech-related swag for students at the event; it’s a great way to advertise your business or company to the next generation of engineers. If you’d like to help out or donate items, please contact bwicworkshops@gmail.com.

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