Samsung Electronics North America launched the Samsung emPOWER Tomorrow program, an after-school initiative created to inspire fourth- and fifth-grade girls to pursue opportunities in engineering and computer science. The spring pilot program spanned for five weeks at Newark Public Schools’ Miller Street School in Newark, N.J., and culminated on June 12th in a final showcase event where students shared their learnings with parents, educators, and members of the community.
Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful? Of course it is! In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.
Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline in Korea
SEOUL, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States. South Korea’s low ranking in the study results reflects a substantial underrepresentation of females in public and economic life.