How to close the gender gap in tech is the subject of much conversation. That conversation has given way to burgeoning partnerships between both organizations devoted to bringing greater diversity to the industry and established companies and institutions.
The latest is this: University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and nonprofit Girls Who Code will train 40 girls in the 10th and 11th grade in the subjects of technology and business. Studies have shown that girls' interest in computer science often plummets during these grades.
The program spans seven weeks, ending in August. Five days a week, students will put in a full work day, learning the basics of topics like programming, web development, design, mobile development, and even robotics.
At the end of the program, students will present a final project. This is one of several immersion programs Girls Who Code is launching through August.