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How Empowering Women In STEM Can Spur Economic Development

How Empowering Women In STEM Can Spur Economic Development | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
It's a startling pair of statistics: When women are able to earn an income, they typically reinvest 90 percent of it back into their families and communities.
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"Girls Scouts are more self confident"

A new study from Simmons College finds that middle school girls are less likely to be interested in careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math and perceive less support from their parents to pursue these types of careers.
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Mars Rover that Two Girls Built in Garage - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Mars Rover that Two Girls Built in Garage - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Many articles about hacking gadgets. Examples of extreme technology. DIY projects describing how to build electronic projects. Fun top 5 and top 10 lists.

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What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch

What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
The perennial discussion about women in technology is in high gear once again, this time after remarks made by Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham about the..

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School program using 3D printer sparks girls' interest in technology | FayObserver.com

School program using 3D printer sparks girls' interest in technology | FayObserver.com | Women in Tech | Scoop.it

Ellie Pilioglos barely moved as one of her classmates ran a hand-held scanner across her body.

 

A computer generated image of Ellie soon appeared on a computer screen. A few minutes later, a 3D printer began to create a small plastic model of Ellie.

 

Each month, about 30 teenagers gather at Douglas Byrd High School on a Saturday to explore the world of 3D technology.

 

The program, called 3D-Grees, began last fall to spark girls' interests in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

 

So far, the teenagers have designed 3D blueprints using software and a 3D printer. They've also learned about creating prosthetics, virtual worlds and 3D video games. Their next project will focus on robotics.

 

The girls participate in various labs related to 3D content development, scanning and printing, said Yolanda Epps, an assistant principal at Douglas Byrd High School who developed the program.

 

A majority of the girls involved in the program are ninth- and 10th-graders.

 

"There is an underrepresentation of females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," Epps said. "We want the field to be as diverse as possible. One way to help solve that problem is for girls to get involved in a program like this."

 

The girls are exposed to emerging technology in the engineering field, such as computer software used by NASA, Epps said.

 

"I want them to have highly sought-after employability skills after high school," she said. "This program allows them to be college ready and career ready."

 

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A Network of Young Innovators: These Are the TechGirls

A Network of Young Innovators: These Are the TechGirls | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
These young women demonstrate that forming more mentorship networks for women and girls in tech will help close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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Encouraging Tech-Savvy Nieces

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One founder reflects on what attending our recent Las Vegas conference taught her about getting more girls interested in tech.  By Sheree Winslow (Writer & Founder, WomenAtTheTables.com) We need more women in the technology industry.

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In move to pwn boys, Girl Scouts to introduce game developer badge | Ars Technica

In move to pwn boys, Girl Scouts to introduce game developer badge | Ars Technica | Women in Tech | Scoop.it

 

On the heels of the Boy Scouts introducing a merit badge for game design, the Girl Scouts are going one better by developing a badge program to bring girls into the world of video game development. The effort is a collaboration between Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International.

 

According to a report by Girl Gamer, the two organizations are developing an education program designed specifically for the Girl Scouts that meets the organization's requirements for skills badges. "Creating this badge will get young girls excited in technology and science and let them know that they, too, can have a career in the video game industry," WIGI Vice President Amy Allison told Girl Gamer.

 

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Facebook’s champion for the girl geeks

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Conjure up an image of the typical software engineer. Maybe they’re a “geek”, with a stack of sci-fi novels by the bedside. Perhaps they have an addiction to the video game series Halo. I’ll bet they’re also a man.

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Can women succeed in the tech sector? (infographic)

Can women succeed in the tech sector? (infographic) | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Women have been making positive strides in the technology sector but they are still in the minority when compared to their male counterparts. A new infographic takes a look at the successes and challenges of women in tech.

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How American Women Use Social Media

How American Women Use Social Media | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Women and Social Media
Social media is quickly becoming a woman’s world and the influence of women on this platform is now stronger than ever before.

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Designing Tech That Engages Girls in STEM - Hint: It’s Not About Pink! - The Play-i Blog

There’s been a lot of buzz this past week about female founders and women in computer science. You don’t need to spend much time in a computer science department or a technology company to realize that there’s a gender imbalance.

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Support Girls in Tech and Entrepreneurship

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Girls in Tech is a global organization that supports entrepreneurial and innovative women in the tech space. This campaign focuses on its mentorship program.
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Why are girls not interested in technical fields?

Why are girls not interested in technical fields? | Women in Tech | Scoop.it

Jacquelynne Eccles, an American professor of psychology and education, would like to see television shows with a successful female engineer as the main character. (Why are girls not interested in technical fields?

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Women In Tech: Here's Why Girls Don't Code - TechPost

Women In Tech: Here's Why Girls Don't Code - TechPost | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Girls face an upstream battle in the Tech space as they seek to prove themselves against their male counterparts. But can they?

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Yes, we can (code)! Girls in Tech wants to build a girls tech community…

Yes, we can (code)! Girls in Tech wants to build a girls tech community… | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Many don’t believe that women can be as successful as men in fields related to math and science. Coding and computer programming have particularly been…
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TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship

TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.

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Key CES Takeaways To Help You and Your Business in 2014

Key CES Takeaways To Help You and Your Business in 2014 | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
This past week 150,000+ consumers, techies, executives, investors, manufacturers, buyers and other -ers descended on Las Vegas for CES. Tech Cocktail has h
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What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch

What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
The perennial discussion about women in technology is in high gear once again, this time after remarks made by Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham about the..

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Six ideas to get more women involved in the tech sector

Six ideas to get more women involved in the tech sector | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
Why are there so few females in technology? Catherine de Lange talks to women in the sector about their experiences and ways to redress the balance

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Women 2.0 » How To Become A Femgineer (Infographic: MOOC)

Women 2.0 » How To Become A Femgineer (Infographic: MOOC) | Women in Tech | Scoop.it

Whether you just want to see what all the hype is about and just tinker with Computer Science, or whether you plan to be the next Martia, errr Mark Zuckerberg (’bout time a girl founded the next Facebook/Google/Apple), here’s a list to get you started on learning how to code, all for free.


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—Stop Telling Women They Just Need to Know How to Code

—Stop Telling Women They Just Need to Know How to Code | Women in Tech | Scoop.it
“If the goal is to produce a female version of Mark (or Steve, Jeff,  Elon, etc.)… it’s going to take change on many levels.

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"As technologists we know that change in behavior takes time."