$3M pledge aims to educate girls in science, technology, engineering and math
On the heels of Oracle’s $200 million commitment to support Computer Science (CS) Education for All, the White House announced Oracle’s additional $3 million investment to immerse girls worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The company’s commitment of direct and in-kind funding supports “Let Girls Learn,” a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school.
“It takes 25 years to build a computer engineer, not 25 hours, so we need to get started,” said Safra Catz, Oracle CEO. “The computer sciences lose too many girls too early and once lost, it’s nearly impossible to get them back. We want more girls focused on building upon science and math fundamentals and we want more women choosing the technical disciplines because they are both prepared to do so and because they believe it will advance their career opportunities.”
Via Kim Flintoff