The Design_Code_Build (DCB) weekend workshop program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day weekend events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history.
DCB provides an opportunity for students to discover the history and impact of computing technology, explore relationships between the past and the present, and consider their own potential in our increasingly digital world. DCB engages students in interactive learning experiences, illuminates career paths that require technological literacy, and inspires them to continue studies in STEM.
Program descriptions can be found below.
There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in each event. Please contact us to request financial assistance.
We strive to partner with community organizations serving youth from all parts of the community. Registration fees for qualifying groups of 10 or more students from nonprofit organizations and Title 1 schools will be waived. Transportation reimbursements are also available.
Lunch is provided for all participants and chaperones for 4-hour DCB Weekend Workshops.
This 4-hour workshop introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students to practice communication skills and gain confidence to see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.
This 4-hour workshop allows students to explore the engineering design process as they work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the Mazes & Music program or who have some experience with computer programming.
Design_Code_Build welcomes parents, K-12 educators, and adult mentors and role models to a variety of special edition programs. Each event provides opportunities for fun and creative exploration and learning in order to create a framework of support for students and a collaborative intergenerational learning experience for all. Throughout the day, adults are encouraged to learn with and from their students as they think critically and explore concepts of computing history and computer science.
Each event highlights inspiring innovators and role models from the past or present of the computing industry, providing students with stories of real people to identify with, look up to, and find connection with. Role models from past and present help students to see that computing and technology is for everyone.
Individual cars may park in CHM’s front lot. Bus parking is available in the side lots. If no space is available, buses should park on the access road in areas that are not painted red.
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA, 94043