UofL hopes to get more sixth grade girls to take an interest in technology and engineering.
UofL hopes to get more sixth grade girls to take an interest in technology and engineering.

The University of Louisville is hoping to get more sixth grade girls, many of them from low income families, to take an interest in technology and engineering. That’s the goal of the Digital Media Academy according to academy director and UofL professor Andrea Olinger.

“There is such a huge disparity of women in the STEM fields” Olinger says, “so we see this camp partly as a matter of economic justice.”

See more from the recent Digital Media Academy in the video below: 

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Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is editor of UofLNews and UofL Today. She joined UofL in 2015 as communications director of the Brandeis School of Law. Prior, she was the editorial director of foodservice media for Networld Media Group, where her work was featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine. She continues to serve as a contributor for many publications, including QSRweb.com, FastCasual.com and Innovation Leader.