Teen Science Café ‘Creative Coding with Karen Carter, MS’

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Leaving the town of Las Cruces

The Museum of Nature & Science and Teen Science Café Network present “Creative Coding” with guest speaker Karen Carter, MS. Carter joins us at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom on Tuesday, May 24 from Las Cruces, NM. Please contact [email protected] or call 575-522-3120 for a link to this program.

Everyone knows that programming has applications in math and science, but what many don’t know are the versatile uses of programming in arts and crafts. LED light shows, AI-generated art, and wearable electronics are just a few of the ways coding can be creatively applied. Come along for an overview of these topics as well as recommendations for free resources to get started with different types of programming.

Karen Carter is originally from Las Cruces, NM and is the lead software developer at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture where she builds web applications. She earned a master’s degree in computer science from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, and German studies from the University of Arizona. She has way too many hobbies including 3D printing, knitting, pottery and combining technology and craftsmanship in innovative ways.

The Museum of Nature and Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is accessible from Stop 1 of the RoadRUNNER transit route. Visit the website at: https://www.las-cruces.org/museums or follow the Museums of Las Cruces on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

For more information, contact Lea Flores, curator of education, at 575-528-3372 or by email at [email protected]

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