Posted in Girl Power, Girls Who Code, STEM, Teen Programming, Teens

Girls Who Code, and Closing the Gender Gap

Here at the Rodgers Memorial Library, we’re proud to offer a regular Girls Who Code club. The mission of GWC is to encourage more girls to seek careers in computer science by introducing them to coding, starting in middle school and high school.

Back in August, Reshma Saujani—the founder of Girls Who Code—gave an interview to School Library Journal. Check out the link below if you’re interested in hearing what she has to say about empowering young women and closing the gender gap in the tech industry. And if you’re interested in joining Girls Who Code once it gets started again, follow this blog for more information about that and other upcoming teen programs at RML.

“Reshma Saujani On Closing the Gender Gap in Tech” – School Library Journal.

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Posted in Coding, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Science, STEM

Win Prizes for Coding!

Participate in the Congressional App Challenge for the chance to be selected for recognition by a Member of Congress, win prizes, and have your work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC! What could be cooler? More information available here.

Also, just for girls: Enter Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” STEM Challenge! In an effort to keep young girls interested in STEM education and career paths, the studio has launched its annual STEM challenge aimed specifically to girls ages 15 to 18. Five finalists will be selected and will receive an expenses-paid trip to Hollywood to present their completed projects in front of a panel of experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and/or math. They will also walk the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok.” See below, or click here for more information.

Posted in Engineering, History, Military, Non-Fiction, Science, Space Travel, STEM, Technology

New Nonfiction: History, the Military, and STEM

https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90302  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90286  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90418  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90280  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90301  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90300  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90426  https://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/90410

We’ve  received a variety of nonfiction books on varied topics, including shuttle spacecrafts, 3-D Printing (paving the way for our soon-to-be-here 3-D Printer!), and the brain.

Click on the title or the image to access the record in our catalog. (Books are listed below alphabetically by author’s last name.)