For 20 young girls, a visit to Google and a path to their future
A lesson on algorithims. Designing interactive animations. And lunch at the vaunted (and free) Google Cafe.
Twenty young girls from the Bronx and Manhattan got a taste of a Google engineer's life at the search engine giant's Manhattan headquarters Thursday during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
The day was part of Google's K-12 program, which is trying to turn around declining enrollment rates of girls and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math programs. Google says less than one-sixth of jobs in technical fields are held by women.
This is the fifth year that Google has participated nationally in the program Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Find out more about the day here.