19 Rutgers students, as a part of their capstone course for the information technology and informatics major, created this briefcase (pictured above). It is designed for younger girls to learn programming and technology skills, in an attempt to lessen the gender gaps in the related technology fields. The kit uses storytelling to engage the user, where the user is depicted as the heroine.
“Each month, the latest kit delivers a story along with parts, instructions and links to Slingshot’s website videos and community forum. All are aimed to equip girls to develop skills in problem solving, analysis, critical thinking, technology and programming.”
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