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Infosys Foundation USA celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Infosys Foundation USA celebrates Computer Science Education Week

India Blooms News Service | | 06 Dec 2016, 07:38 pm
Palo Alto, Dec 6 (IBNS): Infosys Foundation USA on Tuesday announced numerous grants to extend its on-going efforts to reduce the digital divide in America by helping underrepresented populations gain greater access to computer science education.

The Foundation will commemorate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) with multiple grants to support events across nine states with participation expected from more than 700 students.

The events are free workshops focused on inspiring and empowering underrepresented students and minorities, young adults and educators across the U.S. to become creators of technology, not just consumers.

Among the diverse groups that will participate are students living in rural or inner-city environments, students with autism, and minority students including Black, Hispanic, and Native American.

"The future is being written in code. In a world that is increasingly being reshaped by digital technology, computing skills are becoming as foundational as science and language arts, no matter what career a child decides to pursue,” said Vandana Sikka, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA.

"By continuing to support learning events like these, as well as helping teachers with high quality training, research, curriculum and standards, the Foundation is working to ensure that every child in the U.S. has the opportunity to learn these computing skills, regardless of their circumstances," Sikka said