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IBM To Host 'Camp' for Girls Interested in Math, Science, Tech

Posted June 12, 2006

— IBM

will host a weeklong "camp" this week for middle-school age girls who are interested in match, science and technology. The camp is one of 50 being offered globally by IBM. They are called EXITE, or Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering.

Girls ages 11 to 13 will work with IBM volunteers on a number of projects, including building a robotic car from Legos, programming a web site, and making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a "virtual" robot.

They also will tour IBM facilities and participate in activities designed to build team skills as well as boosting math, science and technology skills.

"This type of camp helps nurture a young girl's interest in science, math and technology at a pivotal point in their education," said Cheryl Robinson, IBM Diversity Program manager. "Young girls leave this camp understanding that technology can be fun and, more importantly, realizing the array of career opportunities available to them in this space."

A similar camp for boys will take place in RTP in July.

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