Girls Who Code, Girls in Stem STEM, and AP Computer Science Hit the Road!
Road Trip! On December, 3rd, the Girls Who Code club, Girls in STEM and AP Computer Science, traveled to Cambridge for a tour and exploration activity in The Garage, a makerspace area for innovation and creativity, located at Microsoft in Cambridge. The girls were invited to explore the space – stepping into a different world in the Reality Room, creating 3d scans that could be used for modeling or 3d printing and trying their hands at button making. The Garage at Microsoft is solely for creative purposes with equipment and materials of all kinds, including a sewing machine, drills, 3d printers, wires and connectors, textiles, paper, plastic, wood, ink, laser cutter, and hand tools. Employees are encouraged to try things – make snowflakes on the laser cutter, custom print on golf balls, or create custom objects to be used for family gifts. Any creative outlet is allowed!
Our visit ended with a tour of the office – a truly collaborative and team-oriented workspace with infinitely configurable office furniture and with flexible work areas with places for conversation, games, food and comfortable seating.
Thanks to Microsoft for this opportunity – the visit sparked conversation about technology, internships, and the progress women are making in the STEM workplace. Thanks to Alyce Burnell, advisor of the Girls Who Code club, for organizing the trip and the Natick parents who reached out and invited the club for a visit – we truly appreciate it!