The Girls & Boys Coding Academy is created byCodeCougars team consisting of UH Faculty from the College of Education, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, ITECH-STEM and UH STEM Center. 

The main purpose of this innovative program is to promote/teach computer science (CS) topics especially coding to girls and boys in Middle and High School.

The Girls Coding Academy teaches the following subjects:

  • Coding with Scratch
  • Introduction to Python Programming Language
  • Web Development/HTML/CSS
  • Game Development

Girls and Boys Coding Academy is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute at University of Houston and hosted by UH STEM Center and Department of Curriculum & Instruction at College of Education at University of Houston.

Community Partners:

  • UH-STEM Center
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN)
  • Teacher Education Program
  • ITECH-STEM, and CodeCougars (STEM Curriculum),
  • DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Curriculum, Workshops, and Challenges)
  • Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program (Outreach to underserved population),
  • ACES Institute at COE (Reaching out to 3rd Ward students),
  • Local school districts: (Recruitment)
  • Faculty from Learning Design and Technology program at COE (Program Development)
  • TEACH Houston (Recruitment)
  • Computer Science Department at NSM (Undergraduate and STEM Experts).