October 31, 2023
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program 2023 Applications Are Now Open!
February 23, 2023
Software.org: the BSA Foundation is proud to launch its ninth annual partnership with Girls Who Code for a two-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) to take place in July.
This summer’s Software.org programming is a continuous effort to increase workforce diversity across STEM fields by providing participants from underrepresented backgrounds access to resources and a clear pathway to careers in the STEM fields. Research conducted by the National Girls Collaborative Project finds that women constitute only 34 percent of the STEM workforce, with more stark disparities in engineering (16 percent) and computer and mathematical sciences (26 percent). It also found that Latina, Black, and Indigenous women comprise less than 10 percent of the STEM workforce.
Help support our mission of closing the gender gap in computer science by sharing this application with any eligible 9th, 10th, or 11th-grade US students and international students ages 14-18. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about how your organization can participate.
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Lilia Stone is the Manager of Strategic Initiatives of Sofware.org: the BSA Foundation, where she supports the Foundation’s programs, operations, and outreach.