Friday, May 16, 2014

Tech Girls Are Superheroes

Greetings from the Great Hall of the Australian National University in Canberra, where the book "Tech Girls Are Superheroes" by Jenine Beekhuyze. The idea is to provide role models for girls in technology. A competition was launched by Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women.

Jeff Mitchell, Director Community Engagement at the Australian Computer Society cited a study the ACS funded by Dr Karen Macpherson on "Digital Technology and Australian Teenagers: Consumption, Study and Careers". The study fund that interest in IT peaks in Year 8 (age 14) for school students, so that is the age where the students needed be engaged, thus the need for initiatives like Tech Girls..

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