High school girls from North County San Diego will present computer games they have designed as part of the unique CodeQueens Club, a 16-week afterschool program coordinated by Cal State San Marcos.
The CodeQueens showcase takes place Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m., at Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Performing Arts Center.
CodeQueens Club members from Mission Hills, Oceanside, Rancho Buena Vista, San Marcos and San Pasqual high schools will participate in Saturday’s event. Computer industry professionals will judge projects and prizes will be awarded. The event is free and open to the public.
A National Science Foundation-funded project, CodeQueens Club was created to help girls address real-world issues and help diversify the North County tech workforce.
“Student mentors from CSUSM’s Computer Science Department lead club meetings and teach participants the fundamentals of computer programming while engaging them in activities that build their self-efficacy and identity as programmers and problem solvers,” according to a CSUSM announcement.
CodeQueens Club is a collaboration between CSUSM’s Dr. Youwen Ouyang, Computer Science Department; Dr. Moses Ochanji, Department of Education; and Dr. Anna Woodcock, Psychology Department.
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