Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Girls and Technology

The National Science Foundation has funded a new after school program in some Santa Cruz, California schools in the hopes of getting girls interested in technology. From the Santa Cruz Sentinal article:

The students will spend 18 months, including intensive three-week sessions this summer and next, engaged in setting up a computer game business in Whyville.

In addition to designing games, they'll learn how to run a business, from hiring to marketing. They'll earn salaries in Whyville's currency, the clam. They'll also be paired with mentors and tour UC Santa Cruz and the headquarters of Google in Mountain View and game-maker Electronic Arts in Redwood City.

I think that this is a pretty cool after school program. What do you think? Would you participate if your school offered it? Are you interested in computers, video games, and design? What are your favorite video games? Tell us what kind of technology YOU are in to!


~Jessica~ said...

i would definitely participate in this program if my school offered it! it's such a great idea to get girls interested in business and technology.

Anonymous said...

My favorite technology is computers because I'm really into web design. I have three sites: an anime graphics site, a blog, and a photography site. I use HTML, CSS, and PHP as programming languages.

Anonymous said...

i think getting kids like us into business ecpecially at a young age.