Artemis Project – Computer Science for HS Girls

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Boston University is pleased to announce that it will host the 3rd
annual Artemis Project@BU. Artemis is a five-week computer science
summer program for 8th grade girls who will be entering 9th grade in
September 2013. Artemis introduces participants to the creative
thinking and problem-solving skills that are at the core of computer
science.

Artemis sparks the interest of girls by making fundamental topics in
computer science fun and engaging, incorporating lessons with
hands-on activities as well as real-world applications. Artemis
teaches girls how to design their own websites in HTML/CSS, build and
program robotics, and create games using programming languages such
as Java, Python, Scheme and Visual Basics. Sample conceptual topics
included introduction to search and sort algorithms, cryptography,
artificial intelligence, circuits, and recursion through Towers of
Hanoi. In addition, students go on weekly field trips and hear from a
variety of guest speakers. We hope that students will leave Artemis
with both the practical skills and the conceptual background that
will help them succeed.

The program will be held in Boston University’s Photonics Center from
July 1 through August 2nd, 2013 M-F from 9:00-3:00. The program is
free of charge, but once accepted, participants are required to a
$100 registration free. Please note, this is a day program and
neither transportation nor accommodations available. For more
information and to apply, please visit the program website at
http://www.bu.edu/lernet/artemis.

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