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Sweet Briar offers girls chance to dive into computer science

Sweet Briar offers girls chance to dive into computer science

Sweet Briar College is adding a third weekend exploration camp targeting high school girls and the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This one zeroes in on computer science and biology.

The camp will focus on computational biology, where programming and the study of life meet. Any sophomore, junior or senior girl is eligible to participate.

Sweet Briar, a liberal arts college for women near Lynchburg, has hosted an Explore Engineering camp for eight years. It introduced its Explore Environmental Science camp in 2016, the second iteration of which will be held the same weekend, April 7 and 8.

"Computer science is essential for...

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