On July 8th, 2015 girls in the Girls Inc. Eureka! program spent the day at the MGHPCC exploring big data and technology integration. Working with UMass professors Li-Jun Ma and Hans Johnston and MGHPCC I.T. technical lead James Culbert, girls toured the MGHPCC to learn about the data center, the power of the technology and some of the research that is running through the MGHPCC every day.
Girls spent the afternoon at the center exploring some everyday technologies in a Tech Petting Zoo. Led by Sarah Dunton, Director of Education at Girls Inc., girls explored coding with an introduction to Scratch, designed futuristic classrooms filled with hovering desks that could read emotions, researched women in STEM on educational websites and worked with data visualization tools.