From now until the end of March, any self-identified woman 19 or under can sign up for Vancouver Island Regional Library’s STEAM Scratch Contest for Young Women.
The contest invites participants to use the code block building interface, Scratch, to build an animation, story, or video game on whatever inspires them.
•A $50 gift card to Best Buy
•Library swag including a VIRL whale plushie
•A copy of Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine
Until March 31, individuals and groups can submit their work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple entries are encouraged from all participants. More information about this event is available on the VIRL website.
Scratch is a free, open-source coding program developed by the Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT). For more info on the program, scratch.mit.edu