Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke to a group of 150 young girls on Friday, encouraging them to seek out opportunities to study technology. It was part of an event with Microsoft that was meant to help correct the gender imbalance in technology-related degrees. According to NY1:
While the city has been trying to get more high school girls enrolled in schools and programs that stress engineering, science, math and technology, Fariña has decided the instruction needs to start much earlier.
Currently, just 18 percent of computer science degrees go to women. It was 37 percent in 1985.
Read the whole story at NY1 here.