Canyon Crest Academy’s Girls Who Code club and the affiliated all-girls Ravenettes robotics team have assisted the NexStream “NexStarter” summer camp program in order to promote computer science and engineering education. The month-long summer program began in July and offered live-instruction at the CCA campus, as well as an online-only option. Tony Mauro, an engineering and computer science teacher at CCA, leads the NexStream curriculum development.
NexStream works closely with members of the CCA Girls Who Code club, as they assist in teaching and content development for the program. Sarah Luo (president) develops video lessons and Alexis Wu (former vice president and incoming Princeton freshman) is an instructor for the Machine Learning pathway of courses, called “streams.” In addition to being involved in NexStream, CCA Girls Who Code will begin its first session of the Girls in STEM program in October, where free coding lessons will be taught virtually to girls of any level. The hour-long lessons teach skills ranging from the basics of Java to Python.