Equality Day: Intel Helps Young Women Experience Tech

Aug 29, 2019 11:00 AM ET
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On this Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., imagine the reaction if you mixed 54 girls and a bunch of Intel employee-mentors at a weeklong camp about robotics, drones, coding, artificial intelligence and more.

“Thank you for teaching us!” camper Ana Maria Santos wrote.

“Thank you for making a forever imprint on my baby’s life,” Trysh Brintnall, mother of Campbell Brintnall, wrote.

“Soraya had a tremendous time and came back very excited about learning Python…as a mom, I am very proud of her,” Loridee Wetzel wrote.

Such was the enthusiasm — from both students and parents— at the recent Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp in Bend, Oregon. (STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.)

The camp for girls in grades 7-9 from underserved communities was the first of its kind in the U.S., following WiSci STEAM camps this summer in Estonia and Kosovo — and previous camps in the countries of Rwanda, Peru, Malawi and Georgia.

Read more at the Intel Newsroom.