This week marks the annual Computer Science Education Week Dec. 7-13, a week designed to promote and encourage individuals of all ages, genders, and races to take interest in computer science. One of the main focuses of this year’s event is to close the gender gap by inspiring women to take on computer science (and STEM) related majors and vocations.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas sponsored the first Girls of Promise® Coding Summit at the Governor’s Mansion on December 9 as part of the #ARKidsCanCode initiative. The summit was attended by 150+ girls, grades 6 through 12, from 40 schools .
Are you interested in building things, drawing, using electronics, camping, riding roller coasters….? This video not only tells us how these interests can be tied into viable careers, but also gives stats of women currently in such positions.
The soft deadline to register 9th to 12th grade girls for the #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit is today and we have some amazing technology and education champions there to talk with them!