ALC Celebrates Computer Science Education Week by Hosting Code Girl Field Trip

Khristen Massic & Shelley Heaton

Today, the Advanced Learning Center hosted 200 junior high-aged girls in a field trip where they participated in the Hour of Code. As a way to demonstrate how code and programming is used in different applications, participants experienced the light show created by the Engineering & Robotics students and were able to watch bracelets get 3D printed. All participants earned a certificate for completing the Hour of Code as well as receiving more information on how to further their computer science education at home and at school.

With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skillset. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Learn more at, try an hour yourself, or host an Hour of Code event to introduce others to the world of computing!