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Students From Across BCPS Learn About STEM Careers During Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Event

Monday, March 13, 2017
Today, female students from across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) received the unique opportunity to visit Microsoft’s office in Fort Lauderdale, as part of its DigiGirlz event. DigiGirlz is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of the opportunities available in the high-tech industries of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 
“The world of STEM is developing at a rapid rate, and we’re excited to offer our young women the opportunity to expand and grow alongside this technological evolution, outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, supervisor, STEM+Computer Science. “Events like today are important to our students, as they discover firsthand how companies like Microsoft operate, and demonstrate that women are stepping into more STEM careers, than ever before.”
BCPS is a national model for expanding access to computer science in schools. This school year, through the District’s #BrowardCodes initiative, more than 50,000 students will be positively impacted by computer science offerings at 100 percent of BCPS K-12 schools.
Aligning with Women’s History Month, the DigiGirlz event provided career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. Students also interacted with Microsoft employees and managers to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft.
To learn more about DigiGirlz, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx.

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