Mathematics, Computational Thinking, and Coding for Middle and High School African American Girls in the Deep South

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Center for Science and Math Education


Two programs aimed at underserved communities reach out to African American girls in Alabama and Mississippi. Mathematics, computational thinking, and coding careers can provide avenues to escape poverty. Young girls in challenging communities can benefit from out-of-school programming during the school year or the summer. Taking students out of their everyday environments allows them a chance to learn, play, and reflect in ways that might not be acceptable from peers in their neighborhood. Our goal is to foster positive attitudes toward STEM and STEM career paths and provide opportunities for young women to interact with role models and mentors.

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Mathematical Outreach: Explorations In Social Justice Around the Globe

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