Friday, June 18, 2010

Girl Tech 2010 brings middle school girls to UIS

Young girls from all across Central Illinois are at the University of Illinois Springfield's campus for the "Girl Tech 2010" conference.

Lessons include building computers, creating 3-D animation and digitally editing videos.

Studies show the number of women pursuing college degrees in computer science, is falling drastically. Organizers say that interest in computers begins to fall with girls in middle school, so that is why this camp is for 7th-9th graders.

The camp runs Thursday and Friday.

Girl Tech was featured by WAND-TV 17 in a June 17, 2010, report.

Watch the story on WAND's website