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Free All-Girls STEM workshop on Dec. 18

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The All-Girls STEM Society has hosted several workshops at the Carmel Valley Library.
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The All-Girls STEM Society and Coding the Future is hosting a free Python programming workshop on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Carmel Valley Library. The Python Turtle class for girls in grades sixth through eighth will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and teach how to draw faces, snowflakes, fractals and more with digital turtles.

A previous STEM event at the Carmel Valley Library.
A previous STEM event at the Carmel Valley Library.

No prior programming experience is required but attendees must bring their own Windows-based laptop to the event. Participants will also be able to win Turtle prizes. In addition, there will be a follow-up event on Sunday, Jan. 8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. 

The All-Girls STEM Society was founded by The Bishop’s School junior Veronica Tang and Eleni Fafoutis (who now lives in Virginia) with the hopes of addressing the fact that women are underrepresented in STEM and make up only 25 percent of the workforce in computer, mathematics and science fields. The pair created the first all-girls math tournament in San Diego in 2015 and have since hosted several STEM workshops on a variety of topics at the Carmel Valley Library.

The All-Girls STEM Society firmly believes that encouragement and early education in STEM is an ideal platform to develop a girl’s communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking whether or not they pursue careers in the field.

Registration is required for the Dec. 18 event. Sign up at allgirlsstemsociety.org under dates and events.


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