Boosting women’s interest in technology/science careers

Via Lauren Gelman: Cisco Systems and the National Center for Women and InformationTechnology on Monday announced a new Internet tool aimed at boosting the interest of women in careers in science, engineering and technology.
The release says: “The digital library is geared toward students, parents and educators. It includes tips for encouraging girls to succeed in mathematics and computing, sample lessons for teaching computing to girls, and details about technology-themed summer camps and programs for girls. While the Labor Department predicts the creation of some 2 million tech jobs in the United States by 2012, the number of women in the information technology workforce has declined by18.5 percent over eight years, according to a report by theInformation Technology Association of America. The EducationalDevelopment Center, ITAA, the Stanford University office of science outreach and Junior Achievement also have collaboratedon the initiative.”