“Girls who can…” Fall BWSI Crash Courses

Beaver Works will be running 4 or more different virtual courses for 8 weeks and we are looking for students.

Students must be able to attend all sessions (all sessions are on Saturdays starting in October). Enrollment will be for 1 (one) of the courses.

We are looking for girls who are rising seniors (ie current juniors) but if there are spots left we will accept girls in other grades. These students should be interested in learning about robotics, cyber security and programming. The program is completely free! Interest in the topic is required but no experience is necessary.

Girls who program autonomous cars uses the Mini-RACECAR course that includes introduction to Python programming and machine vision.  We’ll be using a simulator built in Unity to test their code over a virtual racetrack.   This course is designed for students who are interested in programming but don’t have much experience and we start with  introductory programming and work to machine vision and control algorithms to code an autonomous model car.

Girls who hack introduces students to security in the digital domain.  It is based on the the BWSI Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking course.  Students will compete by programming devices and check the security of each others work in a “capture the flag” style competition.

More will be listed on https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/Saturdays

Laptops: Attendees should plan on using their own for zoom meetings and course material.