The Girls Who Build Cameras workshop for high school girls is a one-day, hands-on introduction to camera physics and technology (ie. How Instagram works!) at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center. The workshop includes tearing down old dSLR cameras, building a Raspberry Pi camera, and designing Instagram filters and Photoshop tools. Participants also get to listen to keynote speakers from the camera technology industry, including Kris Clark who engineers space cameras for NASA and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Uyanga Tsedev who creates imaging probes to help surgeons find tumors at MIT. During lunch, representatives from the Society of Women Engineers and the Women Technology Program at MIT will present future opportunities to get involved in engineering in high school and college. The curriculum will be available online after the workshop on June 4th.



Saturday, June 4th 2016



Check-in begins at 8.30am. Please arrive by 9.00am. Pick-up 4.00-4.30pm.

8.30 am - 9.10 am            Check-in & Tear Down Digital Cameras

9.10 am - 9.30 am            Welcome and Intro to Cameras

9.30 am - 10.00 am         Keynote Speaker: Kris Clark

10.00 am - 12.00 pm       Activity: Build a Camera

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm         Lunch with SWE and WTP representatives

                                         Keynote Speaker: Uyanga Tsedev

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm            Intro to Image Processing

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm           Activity: Program Instagram Filters      

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm         Closing Remarks

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm         Demo stations (3-D imaging, infrared, photobooth)


MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center

NE45-202, 2nd Floor, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA

There is metered street parking available and nearby MBTA stop, Kendall/MIT Station for drop off and pick up.