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The goal of 100 Girls To Code is to remember the people who may have been excluded or don't have direct access to this type of knowledge.
At first, I was resistant to the idea of my young girls (ages 7 and 11) playing video games. My sons -- and husband -- have always been the "gaming" junkies in our household. My girls have been more interested in singing, dancing and finding any excuse to be up on stage.
I had the idea that when I went to college, I would major in math. I did well another couple of years. However, in the 7th grade I had a dull older professor who perpetuated the "girls can't do math" myth. Once I had questions, it was decided that I couldn't "do math." I didn't "get it" immediately because I'm a girl. End of math career.
To tell us more about how the American job machine is working again for college graduates, Anthony Carnevale, the Center on Education and the Workforce's director, joins us today in The Global Search for Education
Week two was simply spectacular! When was the last time you saw teenagers choose to remain in classes to do work instead of taking a break, never mind an afternoon break? Well, I witnessed this multiple times during week two of the WiSci2015 camp!
But how do we know if they can code? This is the key anxiety a software organization faces when evaluating a potential hire. At HuffPost Engineering, we've tried to turn this question on its head -- and for the most part, eliminate it.
When it comes to the workplace, particularly in today's tech industry, our assumptions about who is or isn't a good programmer or leadership material hold us back from making accurate and effective decisions based on people's actual qualifications, skills and knowledge.
The participants in the Minority Male Makers program are making positive strides toward their future. They are also making inroads in a field where minorities are not often represented.
It is of great importance that I'll be able to share with other participants some aspects of our distinct cultures, hence improving our understandings of different cultures and giving us an unbiased view towards certain aspects.
By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...
These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.
It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.
My journey to Rwanda starts in less than three hours. By this time tomorrow I will be in Washington D.C. with thirty other girls, trying -- and undoubtedly failing -- to get some sleep before our thirteen-hour flight to Africa.
The gender-gap issue in the technology industry starts during those impressionable early teen years when girls are forming initial perceptions of careers and opportunities they might pursue. As adults in their lives, it's up to us to put technology and computing careers on their radar. I invite you to help us spread the message of GIFT across the nation and increase the pipeline of female students opting for tech majors in college. Together, we can turn back the trend.
We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.