The Design_Code_Build program invites students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in a one-day event that provides engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lenses of computer science and computer history. This event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who will explore their personal and professional journey and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and interact with real tech professionals.
This program 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 intended 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.
Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
This program is made in partnership with The Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL, 60637