Even during the pandemic, our team was able to remotely teach hands-on activities for K-12 students. We shipped microbits (small, low-cost robots) to all our summer students, and we showed them how to program them.
We did a Coding Camp for Young Womxn from 8th to 10th grade who had never been enrolled in a computer science class. The first contact with a scientific topic is extremely important for any student, and we provided the best roles models with our instructors and guest talks by successful womxn working in computer science. Our main was to interest students in different concepts of computer science and programming and get them familiar with the potential applications in different fields.
We also did a Introduction to Robotics in which we proposed a mentoring and learning program to introduce incoming 6th to 8th grade students to robotics, computer science, and programming. The main purpose of this program is to spark interest in all topics related to robotics: computer science, programming, sensors, mechanics, and engineering.