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Solano County Office of Education Hosts Girls in Robotics Leadership Camps
Posted 6/21/21

GIRLS Camp Kits

Solano County, CA- The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), in partnership with UC Davis C-STEM (computing science, technology, engineering, and math) offered three five-day virtual Girls In Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps to middle and high school girls in Solano County. Two camps have been completed this week and last, with the final virtual camp being held next week.


“Our GIRL camps aim to address and bridge the gender gap in C STEM fields,” says Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson. “It is my hope that these camps will encourage girls to dive deeper into coding and robotics and consider a career path in computing and related fields.”


Students for next week’s camp picked up their robotics supply kits today. Kits included a laptop, a Linkbot robot system, an Arduino Uno board, ultrasonic distance sensors, a Barobo RGB LED cathode, a breadboard, resistors and other robotics and coding items. SCOE offers GIRL camps at no cost to student participants with financial support from organizations like Genentech, Valero Benicia Refinery, Soroptimist International Central Solano, Benicia Makerspace and private donors.


For more information about GIRL Camps, visit www.solanocoe.net/girlcamp or contact SCOE Director of Innovative Programs and Student Success Lilibeth Pinpin at lpinpin@solanocoe.net or 707-399-4439.