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News from world of girls/women in tech July-Nov 2012. For latest content, visit www.scoop.it/u/ITU
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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Its Sci-Fi Heroine

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Its Sci-Fi Heroine | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which opened up the world of science fiction to a generation of girls.
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RPI: News & Events - It’s All About STEM, the Arts, the Electric Slide Dance, and Future Careers

RPI: News & Events - It’s All About STEM, the Arts, the Electric Slide Dance, and Future Careers | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 area students, families, teachers, and community organizations are expected at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Saturday, Feb. 4, to participate in the 14th annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day.
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Women And STEM Careers: How Microsoft Is Building A Bridge To Future Innovation -- One Girl At A Time - Forbes

Women And STEM Careers: How Microsoft Is Building A Bridge To Future Innovation -- One Girl At A Time - Forbes | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
An unusual job paradox has occurred in the United States. The U.S. continues to face high unemployment rates yet American companies cannot find enough workers to fill all the available science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) positions.
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Call for 'minimum number of female staff' in tech firms - Telegraph

Call for 'minimum number of female staff' in tech firms - Telegraph | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Shadow business minister Chi Onwurah said employing a minimum number of women should become a key criteria in awarding government contracts to science, engineering and tech companies, in an attempt to increase gender diversity in a...
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Girls Who Code - Forbes

Girls Who Code - Forbes | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
VideoIt's no secret that New York City and the nation are banking on a healthy culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive and sustain our economic future.
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Girl Scouts launch campaign to help girls become leaders

Girl Scouts launch campaign to help girls become leaders | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
New campaign aims to help girls knock down barriers to success in one generation.
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Girls: If You Want To Make Bank, Major In Engineering | The Jane Dough

Girls: If You Want To Make Bank, Major In Engineering | The Jane Dough | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
To all the college-enrolled ladies out there: may we suggest you change your major to engineering or computer programming? If you majored in just about any other discipline, looks like you're bound to be earning less than your male counterparts.
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Broadband for improving the lives of women – and their families

Broadband for improving the lives of women – and their families | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Empowering women through ICTs has a direct link to social and economic development. Some of the most powerful ways to advance development focus on increasing women’s access to education, healthcare...
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Project Exploration Presents at National Conference on Girls’ Education! | Project Exploration Blog

Project Exploration Presents at National Conference on Girls’ Education! | Project Exploration Blog | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
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TWICE challenges image of engineer, encourages girls to enter field

TWICE challenges image of engineer, encourages girls to enter field | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
For many people, the word "engineer" conjures up an image of men wearing lab coats while sitting at computers in darkened rooms.
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Residential community helps science-minded college women succeed (March 20, 2012)

Residential community helps science-minded college women succeed (March 20, 2012) | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
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An Imbalance; Casting a Wider Net to Attract Computing Women - New York Times

FOR years, the problem has been referred to, tongue in cheek, as the Dave-to-Girl ratio.To track Carnegie Mellon University's progress in attracting female undergraduates to its School of Computer...
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Historical Facts about Women in Computing

Historical Facts about Women in Computing | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Women in Computer Science, Computer Science Student Union, American University in Bulgaria...
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Google Mind The Gap Program Aims To Get More Women Into Computer Engineering

Google Mind The Gap Program Aims To Get More Women Into Computer Engineering | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
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Microsoft JobsBlog

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Two weeks ago I shared my experience attending the Grace Hopper conference – and how it was the first time in my career I was part of the majority, rather than the minority.
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Big Choices and Dreaming Big: The Women Tech Founders of DEMO 2012

Big Choices and Dreaming Big: The Women Tech Founders of DEMO 2012 | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Lights, camera, action! DEMO 2012 in Silicon Valley was sensational.
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Girls Who Code Set Sights On Teaching 1 Million Women

Girls Who Code Set Sights On Teaching 1 Million Women | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
On Monday night, the monitors, keyboards and buzzing screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan were pushed aside for foamcore boards adorned with construction paper and smartphones perched on tall tables.
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'Hard work' turns students away from science, tech? | ZDNet

'Hard work' turns students away from science, tech? | ZDNet | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Are traditionally difficult career paths in tech and science suffering due to how intimidating they have become to pursue?
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Women 'under-represented' in emerging nations' S&T - SciDev.Net

Women 'under-represented' in emerging nations' S&T - SciDev.Net | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Women are scarce in sectors such as engineering and physics, and their role in leadership positions is marginal too, says a report.
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They Gave Women Pantsuits, But Equal Footing Is Yet To Come - Space News - redOrbit

They Gave Women Pantsuits, But Equal Footing Is Yet To Come - Space News - redOrbit | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Lori Garver is no cheerleader. At an event this week celebrating women in aerospace, the NASA deputy administrator made clear she wasn't there to simply boost spirits about women's advances in the field.
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Need for 'STEM' workers focus of technology talk in Bellingham | Local News | The Bellingham Herald

Need for 'STEM' workers focus of technology talk in Bellingham | Local News | The Bellingham Herald | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
BELLINGHAM - Attracting and educating enough students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math for the future was the focus of a panel discussion Friday, March 16.
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