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AT&T encourages girls to pursue computer science with gift to Florida Tech

from Orlando Advocate

AT&T recently presented the Florida Institute of Technology with a $35,000 gift that will fund computer science camps for Orlando girls in 6th through 12th grade. According to an Aug. 13 Space Coast Daily article, the camps, which will begin in January 2016, will host about 40 students. Florida Tech's weVENTURE women's business center, along with the university's Orlando Center, will oversee the camps. Over the last few years, efforts to encourage girls to pursue career paths in science and technology have steadily increased. The computer science and $14 billion computer server manufacturing industry, for example, continue to be dominated by men. Some estimates indicate that less than 5 percent of more than one million computer-related jobs will be filled by women in 2020. more


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