Girls Who Code (GWC) is a STEM initiative aimed at training girls in computer programming (i.e., coding) with the goal of increasing the number of females who are underrepresented in computer science professions. FSU Panama City has established a gender-neutral GWC club that provides the leadership and instruction for fostering this program. The FSU Panama City GWC club and instructors are certified by and affiliated with the national GWC organization (http://girlswhocode.com ).
Each year 6th-12th grade girls are recruited to participate in no-cost, once a week, two hour classes where they are immersed in computer coding, mentor presentations, and tours of area computer businesses. The girls develop a sense of comradery that makes learning fun. All classes are held in computer labs on the FSU Panama City campus giving the girls an opportunity to experience the college environment.
Registration for classes that start in September and end in April each year is opened throughout the summer period. Simply print, complete, scan, and email the application form to Ginger Littleton, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
- Ginger LIttleton
- FSU Foundation STEM Liaison
- Florida State University Panama City
- 4750 Collegiate Dr.
- Panama City, Florida 32405-1099
- Office: (850)770-2152