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Teen Girls Play with Technology at IBM Camp

August 20th, 2007

Teen Girls Play with Technology at IBM Camp
By Carmen Nobel
August 17, 2007

IBM and 30 junior high school girls spend a week crafting “binary code” bracelets, building Second Life projects and, hopefully, falling in love with technology.

On a recent August afternoon, 30 adolescent girls sat captivated in a conference room at IBM’s Watson Research Center in Cambridge, Mass. Wide-eyed, they watched a scientist from M.I.T. (Massachusettes Institute of Technology) dip a pink carnation into a vat of liquid nitrogen, and then shatter the frozen flower against the side of a tank.

“Whoa!” said the girls, in unison.

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