The goal of Stitching the Loop is to broaden and deepen the computer science knowledgeable citizenry by attracting more girls and students from ethnically and economically underserved groups. The idea is to develop and piloting a computer science curricular unit for high school students based on electronic textiles, which are fabric-based crafts made with conductive thread, microcontrollers, lights, sensors, and other electronic components. Because of their links to traditional crafts and fashion, electronic textiles have a broad appeal among young people. By leveraging the successful introductory Exploring Computer Science curriculum that is currently taught in high schools across the country, this project will reach thousands of underserved students. Link.

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