Girl Scouts to Train Next Generation of Cybersecurity, AI, and Robotics Professionals
December 10, 2017
December 9, 2017: The Girls Scouts are continuing their quest to prepare young women for careers in STEM: On Monday, Girls Scouts of the USA and Raytheon announced the launch of the organization's first national computer science program for middle and high school girls, aiming to prepare students for careers in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and data science.
Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts announced that the first-ever national Girl Scout Cybersecurity training badges will roll out in 2018 which will teach girls grades K-12 programming, ethical hacking, and how to avoid security incidents.
Read more: Girl Scouts to Train Next Generation of Cybersecurity, AI, and Robotics Professionals (www.techrepublic.com)
See also, this related article which reports that a new study from Kaspersky Lab found that most young women decided against a cybersecurity career before age 16:
Most Young Women Have Never Considered a Career in Cybersecurity (edtechmagazine.com)
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