The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Google's "Made With Code" Site and Why Coding is a Big Deal

Check out Google's great new site that encourages girls to learn to code.  It provides the projects, mentors, makers, and resources for girls to experiment with programming and the computer science field. Particularly important today for boosting our nation and state's innovation and competitive factor, computer science is a diverse field that has become essential to so many things, from art to business to government to entertainment.  In fact, according to the Louisiana Workforce Development Commission and Office of Louisiana Economic Development, the most competitive entry level worker through 2022 will have a degree in computer science.  However critical, computer science is a STEM field that needs more girls!  In fact, less than 1% of female students major in computer science. 

Let's see what we can do about this!

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