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  1. Campaign Aims to Get Girls into Computer SciencesDiana Navarro loves to code, and she’s not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers Univ. computer science major knows she’s an anomaly. Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man’s world.”We live in a culture where we’re dissuaded to do things that are technical,” Navarro said. “Younger girls see men, not women, doing all the techie stuff, programming and computer science.”Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week Google, with a driverless car and Web-surfing eyeglasses under its belt, has given The Associated Press an early look at how it’s trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign today called “Made with Code.”Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/06/campaign-aims-get-girls-computer-sciences

    Campaign Aims to Get Girls into Computer Sciences

    Diana Navarro loves to code, and she’s not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers Univ. computer science major knows she’s an anomaly. Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man’s world.”We live in a culture where we’re dissuaded to do things that are technical,” Navarro said. “Younger girls see men, not women, doing all the techie stuff, programming and computer science.”

    Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week Google, with a driverless car and Web-surfing eyeglasses under its belt, has given The Associated Press an early look at how it’s trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign today called “Made with Code.”

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/06/campaign-aims-get-girls-computer-sciences

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