- Barry University
- College of Arts & Sciences
- Computer Science (CS) and Computer Information Sciences (CIS)
- SuCCess Camp
For the fourth year in a row, Barry University will be offering "SuCCess", a two-week summer camp that will teach underrepresented middle school girls the fundamentals of coding. This free camp will run from June 10-24, 2019 and will give 20 girls the opportunity to explore the world of technology and engineering via game design. The girls will design and code their own games using Scratch, a coding software that allows users to create their own creative programs.
By the end of the camp, the girls will be able to show off their newfound skills by presenting the games they created under the mentorship of Barry professors. In addition to learning how to code, the girls will also have the chance to learn the concepts of design thinking, collaboration and social awareness.
As technology and engineering are in the forefront of future jobs, gender equality is a fundamental issue that educational programs must embrace. Moreover, by educating parents about the importance of girls learning these skills, we hope to bridge the digital divide."
Dr. Sanja Zivanovic, Camp's director and assistant chair of Barry's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science