Explore Computer Science Weekend for High School Girls

Learn how computer science helps us understand biology!

Computer Science ClassFor the past eight years, high school sophomore, junior and senior girls have joined us at Sweet Briar for our Explore Engineering events. Now we are extending the highly successful Explore event series to computer science and computational biology.

Working in teams with faculty and college students, participants will work (and play!) with programs written in Python and NetLogo to explore some biological applications and simulations. Python is one of the most important general programming languages, while NetLogo is a popular programming platform for agent-based models. The session’s activities will provide participants with useful practical experience.

No prior programming background is required.

Outside of class, you’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with engineering student mentors, explore the many amenities of our beautiful campus, and get a taste of life as a college student.

Interested in getting updates on our Explore Computer Science events? Sign up here.

Spring Explore Computer Science Weekend | April 7-8, 2017


Cost is $35 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.


Register here by March 22 for highest priority. Space is limited.

Only fully paid event registrations reserve your student’s seat; unpaid registrations are put on a waiting list until payment is received.


Please contact:

Steve Wassell
P | 434-381-6214
E | wassell@sbc.edu

Friday, April 7, 2017

Campus Tour
4 p.m.

Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Group Work
Work in teams with Sweet Briar professors and students on hands-on computer programming projects. No experience needed!
All Day

Project Exhibition
You’ll show your family and friends your work.
5 p.m.