Hello everyone, we are the Femineers! Our goal is to inspire and educate girls of all ages on the possibilities of pursuing Computer Science. When we first began brainstorming for our final project, we recognized the issue of the gender gap in all engineering fields. To address this problem, we, as a team, decided to create a website that would provide information on how to get involved in Computer Science, by presenting multiple programs and opportunities. Our target audience is women of all ages and their respective parents and guardians.
"After getting past our difficulties, we came together as a team and as friends to produce a website that we believe will help other girls become interested in computer science, and hopefully consider it as a career. Working on this project has truly changed the way we view the computer science field and we all plan on making our mark to help close the gender gap in all STEM fields."
Our website has many features, such as a Colleges tab, a Women in Tech tab, Why Choose CS? tab and an Opportunities tab. Under Colleges, we provide the user with an interactive map of the top 10 engineering schools and their general statistics. Under Women in Tech, we share success stories and information about women in CS. The Why Choose CS? tab shows how the user can incorporate their favorite hobbies and activities with computer science. And lastly, the Opportunities page includes engineering programs, scholarships and internships intended for women of specific ages.
Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Anagha Late
Project Team Members: Myisha Kinberg, Anagha Late, Vida Loose, Olivia Spaulding
Type of Work: Website
Location: Boston - TripAdvisor
Grade: 11th Grade
Year Created: 2015
Girls Who Code aims to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020. Make a donation today to help fund future programs.
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