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많은 웹사이트와 마찬가지로, BSA의 웹사이트는 쿠키를 사용하여 해당 웹사이트의 효율적인 기능을 보장하고 당사 사용자에게 최상의 경험을 제공합니다. 당사의 쿠키 사용법 및 귀하의 브라우저 쿠키 설정을 변경하는 법에 대한 자세한 내용은 당사의 쿠키 취급방침에서 더 알아보실 수 있습니다. 쿠키 설정을 변경하지 않고 이 사이트를 계속 이용함으로써 귀하는 당사의 쿠키 사용에 동의하시는 게 됩니다.

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JUN 23, 2015 | US

BSA, Lockheed Martin, and Georgetown University Join Forces to Sponsor Inaugural Washington, DC, Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Washington, DC – June 24, 2015 – 

To empower more young women to pursue degrees and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, BSA | The Software Alliance, Lockheed Martin, and Georgetown University are sponsoring the Washington, DC, area’s inaugural Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. The Girls Who Code program, kicking off June 24, will bring 60 young women from throughout the DC region to Georgetown University’s downtown campus for seven weeks of intensive instruction in computing skills, ranging from mobile app development to web design to robotics.

Steering more young women toward STEM fields is more important than ever, especially in Washington, DC, where only 15 percent of female students are interested in pursuing a career in STEM. On a nationwide scale, while 75 percent of female high school students indicated they are interested in fields and subjects of STEM, women account for only 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering, computer science, and physics.   

In addition to learning to code, students will hear from influential industry leaders and government officials inside the classroom, and take field trips around DC to meet with leaders in technology and government. The Summer Immersion Program also includes informal mentorship opportunities focusing on career and educational development, where students will be paired with leading female executives from the DC area. 

“Girls Who Code is helping shift the tech landscape to a more multi-dimensional one by teaching more girls to code, and encouraging more girls to focus on STEM learning. This dynamic is truly groundbreaking, and something that has the potential to benefit our economy as a whole,” noted Victoria Espinel, CEO and President of BSA | The Software Alliance. “It’s inspiring to me to be able to watch talented, young students who are so hungry to learn, and for BSA to be involved in helping close the existing gender gap in the field.” 

"Sparking young minds to get excited about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is critical to the future of our nation," said Stephanie C. Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions - Civil. "Lockheed Martin is proud to collaborate with groups like Girls Who Code so we can develop the next generation of scientists and engineers – the people that will help us continue to find solutions to the world’s biggest and most complex challenges." 

"We're honored to partner in bringing this exceptional program to young women in our local community and to help these girls pursue and develop their interests in technology and education," said Lisa Singh, Georgetown University Professor of Computer Science, and co-founder of Georgetown Women Coders, a campus group that teaches women to code and now engages more than 500 students, faculty and staff.

2015 marks Girls Who Code’s largest-ever expansion of its Summer Immersion Program. The respected program has grown from 19 programs servicing 375 girls in 2014, to 60 programs reaching close to 1,200 girls in nine cities nationwide this summer. 

“The gender gap isn’t just a Silicon Valley issue anymore,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “The shortage of women in technical roles, whether it’s retail, entertainment or finance, is a massive crisis both in terms of innovation and socio-economic equality throughout the United States. Girls Who Code has established a successful track record of empowering girls to pursue majors and eventually careers in computer science, and we’re inspired that our DC Partners have invested in taking our movement to the next level this summer.” 

BSA, Lockheed Martin, and Georgetown University join companies such as Accenture, Adobe, AIG, AT&T, Electronic Arts, Facebook, GE, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pixar Animation Studios, The Honest Company, and Twitter in the critical movement to close the gender gap in the computing and technology sector. 

For more information about Girls Who Code, visit www.girlswhocode.com.

About BSA

BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

About Georgetown University

Georgetown University is the oldest and largest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown, today, is a major student-centered, international research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in Washington, D.C., Doha, Qatar, and around the world. For more information about Georgetown University, visit www.georgetown.edu.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Additional information is available at www.girlswhocode.com.

http://www.usinnovation.org/state/pdf_cvd/CVD2015DistrictofColumbia.pdfhttps://www.girlscouts.org/research/pdf/generation_stem_full_report.pdf

BSA 소개

소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.

워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.

언론 연락처

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
이메일: annah@bsa.org

Riley McBride Smith

Telephone: 202-591-1125
이메일: Riley@allisonpr.com

For Media Inquiries

이메일: media@bsa.org

언론 연락처

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
이메일: annah@bsa.org

언론 연락처

Christine Lynch

이메일: christinel@bsa.org

CONTACTO DE PRENSA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
이메일: annah@bsa.org