2021 WISE Program June 28–July 2, 2021!
Created at Penn State in 1994, the WISE Institute represents an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary interaction among engineers, humanists, scientists, and social scientists to promote the participation of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The primary mission of the WISE Institute is to encourage the entry and success of women in the STEM fields. The Institute creates an environment furthering gender equity by coordinating our efforts throughout Penn State; creating opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds to thrive in the STEM fields; mentoring individuals; and promoting institutional and cultural change.
12th Annual WISE Camp: Learning to Code with Scratch
This program is open to 15 students entering grades 6–8 in the fall.
During the camp students will learn basic computer science skills using Scratch. Scratch is a free block-based programming language that allows students of all ages to create and share fun computer science projects. No previous programming experience or knowledge is necessary. Students will create a variety of projects including computer games, interactive animated stories, and their own graphics. This camp will emphasize creative thinking, problem solving, and working collaboratively while teaching foundational computer science skills. The Scratch platform allows for students to work together while maintaining social distancing. By the end of this camp, students will have the ability to continue developing their computer science skills using the freely available Scratch resources.
For program-related questions call 570-675-9253 or email [email protected].
The WISE program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is made possible by the generous contribution of Procter & Gamble through their Live, Learn, and Thrive grant, and through the generosity of UGI Utilities, Inc.