The GaleForce project explores an original and transformative concept of introducing computer science skills and careers in relation to the use of co-robotics in natural disaster recovery. GaleForce brings together researchers in education and CS from UMass Amherst, Elms College, and informal educators from Holyoke Codes, a non-profit organization in Holyoke, MA, in developing a virtual robotics and coding game and curriculum immersed in a narrative of hurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico in order to engage and interest girls in CS. Through this project, students will learn how computer science and information technology skills can apply to many fields that help society including emergency management. The project is led by Professor Florence Sullivan (Education, UMass Amherst), Associate Professor Beryl Hoffman (Computer Science, Elms College), Andrew Pasquale (Holyoke Codes), and Lissie Fein (Holyoke Codes). This year, this working group was awarded a $10,000 seed grant from REBLS to build this program. To learn more about the project, contact the facilitators listed below.