Girls Who Code is open to any middle or high school student who is interested in learning how to code or improving their existing coding skills. No prior coding experience is required to join in on the fun.

Courses meet once per week during the MSOE calendar year, and a full course schedule will be sent to course participants on a quarter by quarter basis. Classes start Monday, September 24th!

Please note - day of the week of meetings may change between quarters due to instructor availability. We will do our best to maintain Monday's throughout the entire calendar year.

Level 1 Course - Meets 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays

Students learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot.  Club members will get to practice their skills in Scratch, and then apply these skills throughout the year to projects of their choice along with a robotics unit.

Level 2 Course - Meets 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays

Prerequisite: Completion or MSOE Level 1 Course OR comparable experience

Students build on their skills from the level 1 course and get introduced to scripted languages such as Python, Java, and/or C++. These languages are applied to projects such as app development, websites, or games for the first half of the year. Club members then get the opportunity to apply their coding skills to physical objects such as robots and drones.

This program and associated program hardware is generously sponsored by Rockwell Collins, Northwestern Mutual and GE Healthcare.