PW Junior Summer Camp | Computer science and chemistry summer camp

Strengthening children’s interest in science

PW Junior is an initiative led by Warsaw University of Technology and its alumni which aims to get more children interested in technical sciences. The programme includes a summer camp for children interested in chemistry and computer science, comprising of daily classes, lectures and contests for students at different levels – from beginners to participants in international competitions. A large number of girls take part at each level. Lecturers include both experienced teachers as well as some of the best students in the country, who share their knowledge with their younger peers.

In 2015, Google awarded funding to support the running of the camp, and engineers from Google’s Krakow office gave a tech talk to the children. Professor Joanna Śmigielska, the summer camp’s leader, explains, “Thanks to Google’s sponsorship, children with special education needs can learn high-quality computer science skills, and use them to succeed both individually and as a group. The tech talk given by a female Google engineer was especially influential as it changed the children’s thinking about software engineering.”

Thanks to Google’s sponsorship, children with special education needs can learn high-quality computer science skills, and use them to succeed both individually and as a group. The tech talk given by a female Google engineer was especially influential as it changed the children’s thinking about a software engineering.

Prof Joanna Śmigielska, Leader, PW Junior Summer Camp