Equality Day: Intel Helps Young Women Experience Tech

Equality Day: Intel Helps Young Women Experience Tech

Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades take part in the Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp at Oregon State University, Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon, from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

Campers at the Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp learn the basics of Python coding to program drones. Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades take part in the camp at Oregon State University, Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon, from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

With the help of volunteers from the Intel Employee Service Corps, campers at the Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp learn the principles of autonomous vehicles. Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades take part in the camp at Oregon State University, Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon, from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

Campers at the Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp learn the principles of autonomous vehicles. Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades take part in the camp at Oregon State University, Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon, from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

Laurie Horenstein, Intel Employee Service Corps senior program director, works with campers in the Science Girls’ STEAM Camp. Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades take part in the camp at Oregon State University, Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon, from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

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.@Intel aims to be a role model for workplace equality and inclusiveness. As part of its efforts to encourage girls worldwide to pursue #STEM-related careers, Intel joined @girlup and @StateDept to host a weeklong Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camp http://bit.ly/2ZotnDF
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am

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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.