Lewisburg, Pa. — According to the National Center for Women in Information Technology, just 26% of computing and mathematical jobs are held by women. The College of Information Sciences and Technology, and a group of its current students, are working to increase those numbers.
Earlier this month, several College of IST students developed and led a workshop designed to educate young women about the possibilities of a career in data sciences. The workshop — called Dance Like a Data Scientist — aimed to teach young women that while STEAM encompasses science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, it involves much more than just numbers and coding. Dance Like a Data Scientist was part of a day of exploration and discovery at the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA’s STEAM Expo on Oct. 12 — which nearly 400 Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 12th grade attended to learn more about STEAM fields.
Author: Sarah Rothfleisch