Girls Code Club - The Lancaster Science Factory


Who: Girls ages 8 through 13.

Lessons will be scaffolded to introduce coding concepts to true beginners as well as challenge more experienced coders. Returning Girls Code Club participants are encouraged to join again.

What: A monthly facilitated meetup to learn computer science concepts and coding.

When: September 2021 – May 2022.

  • Cohort 1:  Fourth Thursdays @ 4:00 – 5:30pm
    • Program Dates are as follows: September 23rd, October 28, November 18th, December 16th, January 27th, February 24th, March 24th, April 21st, and May 26th (please note there is some variation due to holidays)
  • Cohort 2: Fourth Sundays @ 3:00 – 4:30pm
    • Program dates are as follows: September 26th, October 31st, November 21st, December 19th, January 30th, February 27h, March 27th, April 24th, and May 29th (please note there is some variation due to holidays)

Why? Computer science is rarely covered in elementary and middle school, but early exposure is important. We want to encourage an interest in girls at a young age while creating a warm and supporting community.

Technology is all around us. Computer science jobs are projected to grow dramatically by 2026, yet women earn only 18% of the Computer Science bachelor’s degrees in the United States. Click here to read more about the current state of women in computer science.

Our Impact: Now in year five, the Girls Code Club at the Lancaster Science Factory has introduced over 250 girls to computer science!

Registration for the 2021-22 Girls Code Club is now closed.

If you are interested in being added to the waiting list for the 2022-23 season, please email [email protected].


Emma Montgomery

Prior to her role as Technical Project Manager and Software Engineer with Seisan Consulting, Emma studied and graduated from Millersville University with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Emma has always had a passion for mentoring future coders; from peer positions in college to being a teacher’s assistant with Convert to Code. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, photography, cooking, Harry Potter, snuggling her many pets, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.

Anna Piro

Anna is a senior studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in Integrated STEM at Millersville University. She was previously a volunteer for the Girls Code Club and is excited to return as a Head Coach this year so that she can introduce more girls to the wonderful world of coding!


Lindsay Klatzkin

Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville University in Computer Science and has been programming web-based applications professionally since 2004. Currently a Senior Applications Developer with RKL eSolutions, Lindsay utilizes her free time to find the perfect slice of pizza, travel, watch movies with her husband and two cats, and occasionally dress up as a cow! She is excited to share her passion for programming with the next generation and hopes to inspire more young women to pursue STEM careers.




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