CTG and UAlbany’s College of Computing and Information recently co-sponsored Microsoft's DigiGirlz Day, which provides high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. Participants learned from leaders in various fields including software, engineering, healthcare, academia, and government. The day-long program at the University at Albany included hands-on activities designed to demonstrate how technology can empower girls in fun and productive ways.
Twenty-three girls from Albany area high schools participated in the high-energy, content rich day. CTG director, Theresa Pardo, and program manager, Donna Canestrero were part of the organizing committee; Donna also moderated one of the panels. The day consisted of dynamic speakers and interactive sessions, including:
In addition, there was a high level of support from community partners:
For more information, please visit the program site at www.microsoft.com/digigirlz