Girls Create with Technology

6 Saturdays and a 4-day summer camp

Lewis University
Romeoville Campus
Science Center Computer Labs

Fee: Free

Girls Create with Technology will engage 20 Joliet middle school age girls in computer science and STEM activities through six Saturday workshops and a summer camp. Girls will receive advanced training in various aspects of Computer Science. Dr. Cindy Howard will teach girls to program robots that they build with arts and crafts supplies and a computer control board using Scratch and Python, how to build a wireless control system for robots using a Raspberry Pi, and how to develop mobile apps.

  • November 15 – Learn to program and build a game with Scratch
  • December 13 – Make "turtles" draw cool shapes using the Python programming language
  • January 24 – Learn about and program a robotic arm created by Lewis students (in conjunction with Girls 4 Science)
  • February 21 – Program Finch robots to move, make sound and change colors
  • March 21 – Create an application for your Android device using App Inventor
  • April 18 – Make a website using a Raspberry Pi and Google Coder
  • Summer Camp July 13-16 (tentative) – Create your own robot using common craft materials and write a program to make it do amazing things.

The Girls Create with Technology program is made possible through a gift from the Caterpillar Foundation.

Questions? Contact Dr. Cindy Howard at



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