Support Demonstrates AT&T’s Continuing Efforts to Promote STEM Education and Close the Gender Gap in Tech Industry
New York, NY, August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – AT&T today announced a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The announcement was made at the graduation ceremony for AT&T’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a rigorous computer science course aimed at educating, inspiring and equipping high school girls with the skills, resources and confidence necessary to pursue opportunities in the technology field.
Fixing gender imbalances in the tech industry won't happen overnight, but some 40 Miami girls are looking to give it a try.
The high school students are spending their summer learning to code in an intensive workshop.
The program from the Verizon Foundation and the nonprofit Girls Who Code is part of a nationwide effort to encourage girls to pursue computer science fields. The teens learn mobile app development, web design and robotics.
On Thursday, April 10, Verizon representatives joined Jefferson Township Middle School faculty at a celebratory event to recognize students from the school for winning Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Out of nearly 1,300 submissions from across the country, the students’ "Super Science Girl" app concept was one of eight winning designs. Once built, the app will create interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) related activities to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers.