Kicking Off Summer With Girls Who Code

June 27, 2024

For the fourth summer in a row, girls in Maine grades 3-12 have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer science, thanks to Project>Login.  Girls Who Code camps—this year operating in all 16 counties—kicked off June 24 in Bangor and Auburn. 

Designed to close the gender-equity gap in tech, GWC camps offer fascinating, age-level appropriate classes in state-of-the-art facilities, small-group instruction, field trips, and all the fun and friendship you expect from a summer camp experience! Project>Login, a signature program of Educate Maine, believes it’s never too early to inspire girls to consider careers in STEM fields.

This week’s field trips provided hands-on exposure to technology in action. Auburn campers visited the Maine MILL (Museum of Innovation, Learning and Labor) where they delved into the rich history of the area and uncovered the hidden CS foundation of Androscoggin’s industrial history. 

The highlight of the visit was learning about the textile mill looms that used early binary code to create intricate bedspread patterns. This hands-on experience demonstrated how technology has been woven into daily life for centuries.

Bangor campers visited  Bangor Savings Bank   where the focus was on the computer science we benefit from every day, underpinning the financial services and systems critical to modern life.

It’s not too late to sign up! The camps run through early August. Learn more here:





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