Exploring Technical Careers and College, Programming, Engineering Design, Creative Robotics, and all Hands-On STEM Education Strategies
Virginia Tech's DC Metro Area Thinkabit Lab STEM Education and Workforce Development Programs is the longest-serving collaborator in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab network. The mission of our Thinkabit Lab is to serve Washington, D.C. area students, teachers, administrators, parents, and collaborators in technical career exploration and the hands-on electronic and programming foundations of IOT and Smart Cities, AI and robotics automation, sensors, actuators, and data collection and analysis.
In doing so, we are preparing our future STEM workforce and our increasingly diverse, technology-driven community for jobs that may not yet exist. The VT-DC STEM Labs team will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Boolean Girls - Full STEM Ahead - Episode 3 - Intro to Python - Turtle
In this episode we will introduce Python Turtle, a Python library used to introduce kids to Python. It is a fun and easy way to introducing core python concepts. With the Python Turtle library, you can draw and create various types of shapes and images.
If you’re a beginner to Python, then this tutorial will help you as you take your first steps into the world of programming with the help of the Python Turtle library!
What you need to participate:
A Boolean Box or a Raspberry Pi or any Windows or Mac computer with python installed. See guidance for installing Python 3 on Mac or Windows below.
Recommended: A second device with internet access for tuning it to this episode. Can be a Windows or Mac computer or a tablet.