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Girls in Technology camp aims to interest kids in STEM

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Via The Times:

Emma Barbee isn’t sure what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it’ll involve getting more girls involved in the field she loves — science and technology.

Barbee, 16, is a sophomore at Tigard High School. As a freshman, Barbee joined the school’s popular robotics team. The team builds robots and computer games throughout the year.

It’s a passion Barbee has had since she was young. Her father works at Intel and she grew up surrounded by math and science, she said.

But in a room full of her classmates, only two other girls had joined the club.

“I looked around on the first day and there were three girls in a team of 50 people. I realized that I needed to do something to change this,” she said.

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You can also read an Oregonian article about Emma »