Technology camp seeks to
Internal Drive, a California-based company, debuted its iD Tech
Outreach Program at Princeton this summer, and Maria Klawe,
dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, participated
as a mentor.
The iD Tech camps are intended to provide technological resources
and assistance to girls, minorities, and diverse underrepresented
Klawe, center, participated in the inaugural iD Tech
Outreach Program in Princeton this summer.
by Frank Wojciechowski
"Our philosophy integrates the idea of social responsibility
with high academic standards and technology, while addressing
different social issues of women in technology," said
Dee Derr-Daugherty, director of the Princeton iD Tech Camp.
Participants created a digital video documentary and Websites
that explored the experiences, expectations, challenges, and
successes of being female in technology. The end result was
media that will be used by various nonprofit and community
organizations to encourage girls to participate in fields
such as programming, graphic design, Web development, and
"I thought it was a wonderful opportunity for young
women from this area to have a chance to work on Web design
and film creation," Dean Klawe said. "I was delighted
to meet with the girls and was engaged by their enthusiasm.
There are so many great careers in information technology,
and I am glad to see young women getting involved."
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