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MDUSD Hosts Girls In Robotics Leadership (GIRL) and Boys Robotics Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / mobile: (760) 705-6919

 

Mt. Diablo Unified School District Hosts

Girls In Robotics Leadership (GIRL) and Boys Robotics Camps

Weeklong events provide 6th and 7th grade students with opportunities to work with robotics, learn to code and develop video production skills using the latest technology.

 

WHAT:  GIRL Camp and Boys Robotics Camp

 

WHEN:  Research Project presentations, Friday, June 23, 3:30-5pm  

 

WHERE:   GIRL Camp - Riverview Middle School, 205 Pacifica Ave., Bay Point, California 94565 (get directions)

                     Boys Robotics Camp - Sequoia Middle School, 265 Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (get directions)

 

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Boys Camp and GIRL Camp participants meet together at Diablo Valley College for a joint field trip

 

BACKGROUND: Students from the 6th and 7th grades in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and surrounding areas are learning robotics, coding, collaboration and production skills at two robotics camps this week. Both the Girls In Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp and first-ever Boys Robotic Camp teach coding, problem solving and leadership skills. Students participate in the camps at no charge thanks to a grant provided by Tesoro. Local professionals with expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and careers are serving as coaches and guest speakers.

The purposes of GIRL Camp are to:

< >Build a local community of girls and young women interested in STEM subjects and career opportunitiesProvide role models for young womenStrengthen leaderships skillsDevelop programming, robotics and STEM-centric problem-solving and analytical skillsStrengthen leaderships skillsDevelop programming, robotics and STEM-centric problem-solving and analytical skillsRecognize the roles and debunk the stereotypes of people in STEM fieldsChiDE, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for beginners to learn computer programming in C/C++, a high-level programming language used for nearly every available computing platform. The students will explain their research and detail how their teams collaborated to create the final project.

 

There are numerous photos and several videos available for viewing and downloading from MDUSD STEM team Twitter account - @MDUSDSTEMCamp – or the main MDUSD Twitter - @MtDiabloUSD.

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Scenes from GIRL Camp at Riverview Middle

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Scenes from Boys Robotic Camp at Sequoia – the first one just for boys

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Scenes from GIRL Camp last week at Valley View Middle

 

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Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is also pleased to have launched its first middle college program, College Now, and is planning to open its first International Baccalaureate program and three new regional magnets in 2017.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.

 

 

Posted by: Debbie Maher Published:6/22/17
Audience: Homepage