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For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2019
Media Contact:
Carmen Morris


Code Fever takes off in Coconut Grove

MIAMI – Pumpkin carvers may boost their craft in October for Halloween, but there’s a new game in town and it’s STEAM After School: Coding & Robotics.  The free four-week program enables middle school students ages 11-15 to have fun while exploring computer science, technology, engineering, mathematics, coding, and robotics. Participating students learn to make soap early in the game then are directed into developing and programming robots followed by a robotics showcase and competition on October 25.

Students began the Coding and Robotics sessions on October 2, attending three days a week from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Virrick Park Branch Library, 3255 Plaza Street in Coconut Grove. The program culminates October 25 with students presenting their robotic creations in a showcase/graduation from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.   

“Code Fever Miami is excited to partner with the Office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez and the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Virrick Park Branch to present STEAM instruction in Coding and Robotics to students,” said Kimberley McDowell, Program Manager at Code Fever Miami/Black Tech Week.

This program is sponsored by District 7 Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez in partnership with Code Fever, the Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library. For more information call 305-442-7872. 

Available for interviews:  

Code Fever Program Manager

Kimberley McDowell

(786) 292-7317

Email:  [email protected]


Miami-Dade Public Library System,

Chief, Communications, Programming & Community Engagement

Leila Khalil

(305) 375-5291

Email:  Leil[email protected]