Rogers workshop encourages girls to try coding

Posted: November 30, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Megan Frohardt (center), an AR Girls Can Code event organizer, helps Elmwood Middle School students Madison Rhea (left) and Vera Pelphrey (right). Middle school and high school students enhanced their computer skills during the session held at New Technology High School in Rogers.

Sarah Bridges wasn't sure she'd actually like coding. Once she tried it, however, she was hooked.

Women In Computer Science

Fewer than one in five college graduates who major in computer science are women. The percentage of computer scientists in the United States who are women has dropped from 37 percent in 1995 to 24 percent today.

Source: GirlsWhoCode.com

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Makayla Cook (second from left), a student at Lingle Middle School, picks up a computer Wednesday to use during the...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Haley Allgood with Startup Junkie helps Samantha Thiele, a student at Heritage High School, on Wednesday during the...

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