Girls at computers

Girls Solving Societal Problems Through Computer Science

This summer, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host its inaugural summer camp: Girls Solving Societal Problems Through Computer Science.

Tailored for girls interested in learning more about computer science, speaking to female computer scientists, and learning more about careers in the field, this five day camp will give your child an opportunity to learn more about one of the highest-growing, highest-paying career fields today.

Designing computers that help visually impaired:  

How do you teach a computer to see? How can a computer that can see help a person who can't? In this camp, you will understand how a computer connected to a wearable camera can aid a visually-impaired person in a grocery store. You will learn software and experiment with hardware that goes into the design of such a system. Each day of the camp will include an hour of mathematical play, when you will solve mathematical puzzles and investigate mathematical foundations of computing. Throughout the week, you will interact with scientists who are changing the way computers help people in their daily lives.

The campers will also learn more about exciting companies that hire computer scientists, the careers of successful women in computer science, and they will have the opportunity to interact and ask successful female computer scientists questions.

WHO: Open to all students entering grades 7 through 10 in the fall of 2017
WHEN: July 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Westgate Building/IST Building
COST: $150 per student due upon registration

Enrollment in the camp is limited to 25 students, so register soon!


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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

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University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


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