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The Walt Disney Company Launches Computer Science Summer Immersion Program for High School Students

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The Walt Disney Company announced today the start of its inaugural Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a seven-week coding program on the Disney campus for high school girls that will introduce them to computer science curriculum.

In partnership with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing related fields, The Walt Disney Company welcomes 20 rising high school juniors and senior girls who will participate in the computer science immersion program.

Follow the Journey of These Women in STEM!

By: Roadtrip Nation
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The number of STEM jobs is increasing—but the number of women entering these fields isn’t. We’re on a mission to change that.

Diving Into Coding: A Summer Well Spent

By Laura Lai, Sr. Program Manager, Philanthropy
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While many of us look to summer as a time to take a break and slow down, young women across the country are doing just the opposite.  Over 1,500 girls across the country will spend their summer challenging their minds and gearing up for jobs of the future with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit that seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with technical skills for the 21st century.

An Opportunity for Every Student to Learn Computer Science

By Anne Wintroub
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Computer science and education are making headlines nearly every day. Why? Without computer science, students will not be ready to take on the jobs of tomorrow.

Human vs. Machine

By Yeeling Lam, David Ensminger & Nathaniel Meyer
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After hours of online classes and project work, we made it!  We are the first three AT&T employees to graduate from the Georgia Tech Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) program. And as we like to say, if you can make it through the Machine Learning course, the rest is a breeze [and by breeze we mean gale force winds].

Teaching Computer Coding to Underserved Youth

UrbanTXT founder thanks Edison International for early support.
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When Oscar Menjivar returned to his hometown of Watts after college, the friends he had grown up with were either incarcerated or not doing much with their lives.

Code.org, Disney and Lucasfilm Broaden Participation in Science with Star Wars™ Hour of Code Tutorial

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This week, Code.org, Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled a Star Wars™-themed computer science tutorial featuring Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2, as well as Rey and BB-8 from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The online lesson kicks off the third-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science during Computer Science Education Week, December 7–13.

Students in More Than 150 Schools in 31 States Will Learn Computer Science in New Courses Deployed by Verizon and Project Lead The Way

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INDIANAPOLIS, September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Students in more than 150 middle schools across 31 states will soon have access to computer science courses that will prepare them for the increasingly technology-based economy. The opportunity is provided through a partnership between Verizon and Project Lead The Way (PLTW).

Announcing the Winners of Bloomberg's First Scientific Research Program

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

Bloomberg, we are committed to funding high-quality computer science research in areas that are critically shaping the computer science world and impacting our own research and business including machine learning, natural language processing, machine translation, statistics, and theory.

Program Draws Miami Girls into Computer Sciences

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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.

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