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September 25, 2014

Lack of encouragement a barrier to girls pursuing a career in science, math, new study suggests

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am

by Payments Business

MasterCard is launching a national campaign to bring more girls and women into the tech field. In partnership with Ladies Learning Code , the cross-country program will see more than 700 girls (ages 8 to 13) and their parents take a free, six-hour introductory coding class, held simultaneously across the country November 8th. The University of Waterloo , another partner, will also participate by hosting a Python-language coding workshop aimed at students who are in non-STEM disciplines in an effort to introduce a variety of students to coding in a supportive and female-friendly environment. In addition, MasterCard is working with the Centre for Education in Math and Computing (CEMC) and the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo to introduce a first-of-its-kind free online teaching and learning resource in 2015 that will be open to everyone. The courseware is designed to help students learn to program and support teachers in their daily classroom work.

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