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Tech Savvy Girls Explore Technology

Nancy Lamberton (in red) answers questions from students, while Sandra Beyer (in blue) listens to the discussion.

Nancy Lamberton (in red) answers questions from students, while Sandra Beyer (in blue) listens to the discussion. Photo Contributed

Sandra Beyer, executive director of DigitalKidz, is always looking to enhance the learning experience for students taking her technology camps and classes. When she put together the program for this year's Tech Savvy Girls camp, she decided that inviting guest speakers to talk about technology would make technology come more alive for the students.

Last month Nancy Lamberton, President of Women in Technology, spoke to the students of the Tech Savvy Girls camp at Frying Pan Park.

Beyer said, "Lamberton provided insightful information on the different jobs that women can get, how technology can be applied, and how to prepare for the future. The students loved having a guest speaker and after being motivated by her speech, they're all very anxious to make an impact in the world of technology."

Lamberton enjoyed her visit and said, "The girls' enthusiasm and knowledge about how they use technology today and how important technology is to their future (whether they want to become a vet, a video game creator or the President) was inspiring. Building that interest in technology and the confidence to pursue a technology career starts at an early age and needs to be continually nurtured."

During the Tech Savvy Girls camp, students design a fashion trends website, edit photos of themselves and friends, learn graphic design and animation, musical compositions, design video games, or create a digital video. Girls work with a new breed of robotics that integrates art and technology to spark creative thinking. They also create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures, and other playful inventions. Guest speakers

teach girls about the latest, relevant technologies, and how these can tie into future careers.

Digital Kidz is an enrichment program located in northern Virginia that provides computer classes and camps for children ages 4 to 14 years old. They offer classes throughout the region in robotics, animation, videogame design, and movie making just to name a few. Founded in 2005 by Sandra Beyer, they specialize in giving your child a quality learning experience that will stimulate their imagination and encourage them to embrace new technology. For more information visit www.DigitalKidzInc.com or call 703-863-2763.