Girls learn coding, self-confidence at KSU summer camp (Marietta Daily Journal)


MARIETTA, Ga. (Jun 22, 2017) — A lot of kids in Cobb spend their summer playing video games, but not many can say they have worked on designing one. A Kennesaw State University camp is giving elementary school girls the opportunity to do just that.

The Game Design Boot Camp on the KSU’s Marietta campus aims to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields by giving them experience with coding. The two-week camp for rising fourth- and fifth-graders is now in its second week. Cost was minimal for the 24 students, and the camp was funded by the university.

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