CCA Girls Who Code promotes computer science and engineering education in NexStream ‘NexStarter’ summer program


The Girls Who Code Club at Canyon Crest Academy and the Ravenettes Affiliate Female Robotics Team assisted the NexStream “NexStarter” Summer Camp Program to promote computer and engineering education. The month-long summer program began in July and offered live instruction on the CCA campus, as well as an online-only option. Tony Mauro, professor of engineering and computer science at CCA, leads the development of the NexStream program.

NexStream works closely with CCA Girls Who Code club members as they help teach and develop program content. Sarah Luo (president) develops video courses and Alexis Wu (former vice president and first year student at Princeton) is an instructor for the machine learning course of courses, called “flow”. In addition to being involved with NexStream, CCA Girls Who Code will begin its first session of the Girls in STEM program in October, where free coding classes will be taught virtually to girls of all skill levels. The one-hour lessons teach skills ranging from the basics of Java to Python.

NexStream summer camp participants working on hands-on projects.


“Girls Who Code Club volunteers are always great to work with and continue to impress me with their professionalism and teaching skills, as well as their general generosity to students with their outreach practices. I look forward to continuing my collaboration with this group of amazing young women, ”said Mauro, Machine Learning Camp Instructor and Founder of NexStream.

The program will run throughout the 2021-2022 school year and is suitable for middle and high school students of all levels to join and gain computer and engineering skills. NexStream offers onsite and online options, which include live lessons as well as a self-paced curriculum, aided by interactive video lessons.

Registration is now open for the year 2021-2022, with courses designed for students in Grades 8 and up to learn introductory and advanced topics in programming, algorithms, and electrical concepts. If you or your student is interested in participating, or would like information about the program, visit the NexStream website ( or contact [email protected] For more information on the CCA Girls Who Code club or the Girls in STEM program, visit their website (


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