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10. 10. 2008

Nerd Girls website encourages women into tech and science


We've talked before on Popgadget about some of the geek girls who inspire us the most. So when one of those women, Cali Lewis, talked about a site called Nerd Girls, an online community of women tech enthusiasts, I had to take a look.

The site aims to encourage women and girls to get into technology, science and math. The first
Nerd Girls Club was founded by Dr. Karen Panetta, a professor at Tufts University, to empower her female engineering students and challenge the stereotypes about women in engineering.

Why is that important? As the site says:

Our planet desperately needs engineers and scientists to tackle the myriad problems we currently face. We particularly need more females to enter these fields to fill the growing demand and to offer the full range of perspectives so important to the inventive process. The Nerd Girls are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals, communities and the environment.

I'm off to sign up now...

Posted by Diane    Category: culture | on the web
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