Bringing programming -- and social change -- to girls

Photo of Andrew Williams instructing girls using the Choreographe visual programming environment Survey after survey has shown a lack of women engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. It's an utterly human problem, but one group of eighth-grade girls recently experimented with a way to address at least one aspect of it -- with robots.
The students, participating in a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) called ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138790&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.