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Free Idaho Coding Camp Aims To Empower Girls In STEM — Even During COVID-19

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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a group of high school girls work at completing an exercise during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif.

 

Education programs with a focus on coding for kids are becoming more popular. Experts say learning this skill at a young age can set a child up for a lifetime of success; even if they don’t go into a computer science related field it will give them an edge in the modern work force.

 

 

For girls, this training is especially important to empower them in STEM education and careers. That's why the Discovery Center of Idaho will host a free coding camp for 9th-12th grade young women on Saturdays in November and December.

 

Emily Mahon is the Director of Education at the center and joins Idaho Matters to tell us more about this opportunity. Because of the pandemic, the camp this year will have a virtual option.

 

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.