Girls Code Lincoln
Teaching girls about technology through creativity, community, collaboration, and confidence.

2021 STEM Reading Challenge

April 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021

Join Girls Code Lincoln and Lincoln City Libraries for a STEM Reading Challenge!

By taking part in this challenge, children can learn about the rich history and current contributions of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.). This challenge is open to children of all ages in Lincoln.

To get started, sign up on the Beanstack site or app. To complete the challenge, read four books from our booklist or choose any book about women in STEM and write reviews.

Stop by a library location to pick up an Empowerment bookmark! Everyone who registers and completes the challenge will be eligible for prizes such as cookies, gift cards to local businesses, and be put into a drawing for an iPad!

Contact info@girlscodelincoln.org if you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring.


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Girls Code Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We strive to ignite passion for technology and leadership in young girls with the long-term goal of closing the gender gap in S.T.E.M.

We host multiweek technology clubs for 4th-9th grade girls. All clubs are completely free and 100% volunteer-run.
We partner with Nebraska organizations and build in-house curriculum to teach technology, leadership, and life skills.

Our Impact

20+

Multiweek Tech & Leadership Clubs Completed

200+

Girls Impacted Through Clubs and Workshops

72%

of Girls Return for Two or More Semesters

50+

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Our Clubs

Our clubs give girls interested in coding a gentle introduction to software, hardware, computer science fundamentals, and leadership through projects, activities, and community speakers.
  • Spring 2020

    Three clubs will be held in Spring 2020 - a beginner club, a web development club, and a hardware club!

  • Fall 2019

    Three clubs were held at FUSE Coworking - a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced! The beginner club learned web development for the first time. The intermediate club expanded their knowledge base on web development and programmed Micro:Bits microontrollers. The advanced club learned special topics and helped teach workshops.

  • Spring 2019

    Two clubs were held at FUSE Coworking. The beginner club learned web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The intermediate club focused on hardware projects and softskills including leadership and mentoring.

  • Fall 2018

    The girls in the FUSE Coworking club learned advanced web development including making custom extensions for Chrome. They also programmed Micro:Bits microcontrollers using the JavaScript programming language. Girls in a second club learned the basics of computer science through web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Spring 2018

    The FUSE Coworking club learned web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They were the first club to learn leadership skills through our continued partnership with Launch Leadership.

  • Fall 2017

    Girls at the FUSE Coworking weekend club learned to code drawings and animations using Dr. Racket, a LISP-style programming language. For a final project, the girls created light-up clothing using an Arduino microcontroller, programmable LEDs, and the C++ programming language.

  • Spring 2017

    The Goodrich Middle School club programmed Arduino robots with the C++ programming language. A weekend club at Turbine Flats taught game development using the Python programming language and Codesters. The girls completed a community impact project by building a women empowerment website featuring inspiring quotes, stories, and the games they developed.

  • Fall 2016

    The Park Middle School club taught game development while the Goodrich Middle School taught computer programming basics using JavaScript and the Khan Academy platform.

  • Spring 2016

    Girls Code Lincoln started as a branch of Girls Who Code. Clubs were held after-school at six Lincoln middle schools: Dawes, Park, Culler, Goodrich, Mickle, and Lefler. The girls learned basic programming and game development using the Python programming language on the Codesters platform.

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