To kick off CS Ed Week here at Lane Tech, I’ll be offering a small workshop, [ON THURSDAY], on working with e-textiles.
E-textiles is a new field of creating wearable computing devices. Using conductive thread and a small computer, called a LilyPad, we can turn clothing into a computer.
Some example projects could be adding turn signals to your favorite cycling jacket or adding LED lights to a knit cap that spells out “LT”.
No doubt, all of you are aware of all the social issues we have in the technology field right now. One of the problems we’re actively trying to correct at Lane is the fact that only 17% of the students in our CS classes this year is a girl.
To create more interests in CS and to educate girls on what CS is, this workshop is meant for girls who have not taken CS yet and would be interested in learning more. So please forward this on to your female friends who you think would be great Computer Scientists.
If you are a current student and you are interested, feel free to sign up but be aware that priority is given to female students who have not taken CS at Lane Tech yet.
The sign up form is here:
There will be 2 separate sessions of the workshop.
One will be tomorrow, 12/9/2014 and the second one will be Thursday, 12/11/2014. Both are right after school in room 239 and will go for about 1.5 hours.
Teacher of Awesome Things
FIRST Robotics Coach (FLL, FTC, and FRC)
Computer Science Department Chair
Lane Tech High School