The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is honored to present an evening with Paras Kaul and the Boolean Girl Project.
Paras Kaul is world recognized as a leader in her field of experimentation with brain to computer interface technologies (BCI) for interactive gaming —intended to train the brain for learning and rehabilitation.
She will present her teaching experience with The Boolean Girl Project — a project designed to give young girls the opportunity to learn basic programming skills and empower them to pursue technology careers with the confidence and passion to express their creativity in professions related to information technology. Bridging STEM and STEAM education, The Boolean Girl Project lays a foundation for girls to become programmers and engineers by creating multiple avenues for learning technological and engineering skills through affordable computer systems like Raspberry Pi for after-school enrichment classes. In these classes, girls learn to program animated stories and games using Scratch and Python programming, while also building electronic devices like alarm systems and game controllers.
Please join us on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 7 pm to 9 pm to see the software in action and discuss the importance of providing girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
This program is presented as part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Community Partnership Program.