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http://www.techspot.com/news/41289-...to-attract-girls-to-computer-engineering.html

Microsoft is making sure Barbie is adds computer engineer to her long list of careers. As part of its DigiGirlz program, Microsoft joined forces with the Girl Scouts of Northern California and Mattel to encourage young girls to explore computer science careers.
More than 200 Girl Scouts, community leaders, government officials, and Microsoft employees came to Silicon Valley for the DigiGirlz Summit. A panel of women from the technology, government, and academic sectors spoke about best practices for encouraging girls and women to pursue tech-related careers; female Microsoft employees were on hand to help and talk about their experience. Lisa Brummel, senior vice president of Human Resources at Microsoft, announced an ongoing partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northern California to support its Girls Go Tech program.


At the same time, Mattel has started selling a Barbie Computer Engineer Doll for $13. She comes dressed in a funky tee with binary code design, includes a cell phone headset, laptop bag, pink laptop, and a special code to unlock career-themed content online.

Even though women represent more than 50 percent of the population on US college campuses, they earn only 18 percent of all computer science degrees and only 10 percent of engineering degrees. Microsoft's DigiGirlz program is thus an effort to address this disparity."


That's gonna suck when they graduate and lose their job market to Asia...:rolleyes:
 

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At least it's not a Palin barbie.... Right?

"Even though women represent more than 50 percent of the population on US college campuses, they earn only 18 percent of all computer science degrees and only 10 percent of engineering degrees."

Why is that do you think? :huh:

Waiting for the sexist Dune answer.... :laughing:
 

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There is no future in this country for computer engineers. Thats what I do for a living for a very large company. I recommend to anyone considering their career future to not get into this field.
 

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At least it's not a Palin barbie.... Right?

"Even though women represent more than 50 percent of the population on US college campuses, they earn only 18 percent of all computer science degrees and only 10 percent of engineering degrees."

Why is that do you think? :huh:

Waiting for the sexist Dune answer.... :laughing:
Cauze they are smart.:laughing:
 

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There is no future in this country for computer engineers. Thats what I do for a living for a very large company. I recommend to anyone considering their career future to not get into this field.
You can make big money in China and Japan they want english speaking engineers. Living expenses paid and some good pay.

:cheers:
 
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