Tuesday, March 30, 2010

IBM Women in Technology Group helps Girl Scouts to use Computers in Everyday Life

In Raleigh, NC, My North Carolina is reporting that Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines recently partnered with the IBM Women in Technology Group to teach Girl Scout Cadettes how exciting computers and technology can be. The workshop, entitled "Computers in Everyday Life," was held on the IBM campus in Research Triangle Park and helped the Cadettes earn the Computers in Everyday Life Interest project award.

Through the workshop, 53 Girl Scouts participated in activities that utilized technology to make tasks easier on a daily basis. Activities during the day included: designing a website, getting "up close and personal" with personal computers, and creating a newsletter. New this year was a career fair, allowing the girls to investigate computer-related careers as well as occupations that are possible while working from home with a computer. Of the event and of IBM as well, Coastal Pine's Chief Executive Officer Rusine Mitchell Sinclair states:
"The event held at IBM was an outstanding way for girls to gain practical life
skills, engage in team-work, and learn how to become problem solvers... We are
so thankful to IBM for the resources that they have provided, and especially to
the IBM Women in Technology Group who gave their time today and provided
hands-on learning to Girl Scout members."
How important do you think it is to support technological initiatives within Girl Scouting?