Capitol Update - Scrapyard Salvage

Capitol Update - Scrapyard Salvage

January 13, 2015 Baton Rouge, LA - Team LED returned to Capitol Middle School for the Spring 2016 semester! Today was the first day of STEMup BR mentoring in the new year. For this session, Team LED picked up where they left off on the green engineering, recycled racers project. Students visited the "scrapyard" to budget for materials to create their recycled race car. Students chose from recycled bottles, boxes, CDs, and more. They then began sketching and designing the first models of their racers. Great lesson and a great first day back for STEMup! 

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Last week on St. Patrick’s Day, seventy girls representing middle schools all over town were lucky enough to attend the fourth annual IT-Girls Creative Computing event.  Sponsored by Louisiana Women in Technology and supported by STEMup Baton Rouge and the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System, the goal of the program is to introduce girls to the field of information technology by exploring programming tools like Scratch and JavaScript (p5.js).  In addition to the fun coding challenges that included game and web design products, the girls were also exposed to over 30 volunteers representing either IT companies or career fields.  Big thanks goes out to key sponsors who included Louisiana Tech Park, Geocent, Sparkhound, General Informatics, New Aperio, NexusLA, Giraphics, K&J Home Services and the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System.  We also wish to thank Costco, Bet-R and Whole Foods who supplied snacks for the day.