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Dukes Inspiring Girls Into Technology Across Limits

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm   |   Location: King Hall

Grades: 9th - 12th

Registration: FREE (Limited spots available)


All participants will get a light breakfast, lunch, and a tech giveaway!

Please choose a track when registering. See track options below!*

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9:00-9:30: Check In and Breakfast

9:30-9:45: Introduction from JMU Computer Science Department

9:45-9:50: Break into Station Groups

9:50-10:40: Station 1: Parallel Workshops

10:50-11:40: Station 2: Parallel Workshops

11:40-12:10: Student Panel

12:10-1:00: Luncheon: Group Chat & Chew

1:00-1:50: Station 3: Parallel Workshops

2:00-3:00: Tech Gift Activity

3:00-3:30: Closing

3:30: Depart


*Track Options (Please choose one track when registering. Tracks are limited to 6-7 students each.)-

Track 1: App Development (This track consists of Augmented Reality, Web Development, & Mobile App)

Track 2: Robotics (This track consists of Drone Races, Python Turtle Art, & Augmented Reality)

Track 3: Programming (This track consists of Web Development, Fun and Ethics of ChatGPT, & Python Turtle Art)

Track 4: CS Overview (This track consists of Fun and Ethics of ChatGPT, Web Development, & Drone Races)

Track 5: Developer (This track consists of Mobile App, Drone Races, & Fun and Ethics of ChatGPT)

Track 6: Creative (This track consists of Python Turtle Art, Augmented Reality, & Drone Races)


Descriptions of Workshops within Each Track-

Fun and Ethics of ChatGPT:

  • Are you curious about the exciting world of AI-powered conversation? Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking workshop where we dive into the fascinating capabilities of ChatGPT, an advanced AI language model. Discover the creative possibilities, ethical considerations, and societal impact of using AI for conversation and expression.

Augmented Reality:

  • Beyond Reality: Creating Virtual Reality Apps. Ever want to create a world that you could jump into and explore? In this session, you'll get to experience virtual reality first-hand, and use HTML to create your very own virtual world! No prior programming experience is necessary.

Web Development:

  • Have you ever wondered how the websites you use on the internet are created? In this exciting session, you will learn all about web design and how to make your own website. You will get the chance to see how various components interact in order to construct the websites you use every day!

Drone Races:

  • Have you ever wanted to fly your own drone? This is the session for you! In this challenging workshop, you will learn how to control a drone with code and fly it through an obstacle course. Show off your skills and see if you can navigate the drone through the entire course!

Python Turtle Art:

  • Bring your problem-solving abilities to this session as you learn how to program with Python! Python is one of the most widely-used programming languages in the tech industry today. In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate a turtle across the screen using the Python language! No prior programming experience is necessary.

Mobile App:

  • Learn how to create a mobile app using App Inventor! In this interactive session, you will design and implement a fun app to show off to friends and family. Bring your creativity to this workshop and make your first app! No programming experience is required.

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