Cashin-Niehaus Technology Center and Media Lab

The mission of the Cashin-Niehaus Technology Center and Media Lab is to create a culture at Don Bosco where technology is integrated with learning, problem solving, creativity, the arts, and skills building in math and science. Course offerings for youth and adults support success in school, college access and career readiness. The program is also committed to gender parity in STEM degrees and careers for girls through its satellite course at Port Chester Middle School – Girls in Tech.

Spring 2016 Courses:

Youth Programs

Don Bosco Girls Who Code Club
Ages 11 and up,
Tuesday, 4:30 -5:30PM
Instructor: Adrienne Shulman

The Girls Who Code Clubs Program teaches Computer science to 6th-12th grade girls. This unique and scalable model enables girls nationally to access Girls Who Code in their communities. Don Bosco Girls Who Code Club is among the clubs launched nationally in over 43 States, helping thousands of girls learn how to code.

Ages 10 and up,
Wednesday, 4:30 -6:00PM
Instructor:Kyle Lawlor

What is Arduino? In this class we will build structures and decorate them with Ardunio powered electronics. Students will learn about programming by making stuff blink more and make noise. Bring old toys to class which you don’t mind taking apart and lets create gizmos!

Let’s Do Web Development – Part 1, Some Basics
Ages 12 and up,
Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00PM
Instructor: Kyle Lawlor

Surfing the internet is awesome; but it’s more awesome to be able to create things on the internet. In this class, students will learn tools for making things on the web. We will primarily use Python programming language to make our sites. At the end of the course, each student will have their website running in “The Cloud.”

Ages 10 and up,
Friday, 4:30 -6:00PM
Instructor: Kyle Lawlor

This class offers students the opportunity to develop and use engineering tool, materials, methods and skills in an effort to design and build a creative solution to real and challenging problems. Students are given a chance to do what engineers do: turn ideas into robust working machines by coupling hard work with basic science and mathematics skills and concepts.

Ages 8 and up,
Saturday, 1:00 -2:00PM
Instructor: Jay Soto


Adult Programs

Don Bosco Work Search Program
Adults 16 and up,
Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Work Search is a new program designed to assist adults who are looking for work who may not have access to a computer in the home. Job seekers get help with preparing resumes and cover letters, conducting on online work search, and completing online employment applications.