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Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

Multiple chapter leaders of the tech education nonprofit in cities across the county, many of them allies, stepped down in protest.

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Chapter leaders of Girl Develop It, a national tech education nonprofit, in Wilmington, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Oakland, among other cities, have stepped down because of diversity and inclusion negligence.

The latest: Philadelphia's chapter leader, Susan Nieman, who resigned with an open letter on Tuesday:

"With no substantive change, this organization will continue along the same path: harming the marginalized people that they claim to be supporting and devaluing the mission statement, which harms the entire community. I cannot continue to support or promote an organization that fails to address issues of institutional racism with the sense of urgency that these matters deserve."

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General Motors Supports Baltimore Students Moving at Full STEAM Toward Tech Careers

General Motors sponsored the "Wakanda Design Challenge" at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference.

Approximately 100 Baltimore high school students took a conceptual journey to Wakanda during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

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If You Want Alexa to Respond, Sound Like a White Person from California

AI products like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home discriminate against minorities with accents.

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A study done recently by two research groups, Globalme and Pulse Labs, and the Washington Post revealed that certain artificial intelligence (AI) technology only works for people who resemble the demographic of its creators and testers.

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Toyota: Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Twenty-five elementary, middle and high schools to implement innovative project-based STEM programs in San Antonio.

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Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

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Racist Hackers Try, and Fail, to Dull Black Girl Magic in NASA Competition

Internet trolls motivated by racism attempt to thwart the scientific accomplishments of three young, bright Black women — but they aren't letting the haters win.

SCREENGRAB VIA NBC NEWS

A group of racist Internet trolls tried to hack a NASA competition to take votes away from the only group of all Black girls who were lead contenders in the race. But these "Hidden figures in the making," as they call themselves, refuse to let the negativity tarnish their Black girl magic.

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Calling All Girls: Science Needs You

Abbott's women leaders urge students to envision themselves as scientists and engineers.

Here's a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech? Set your sights on Abbott (No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list).

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General Motors: Building a Future for Girls in STEM

Twenty girls from different backgrounds find they all have something in common; a love for robotics and STEM.

This video features the Mercy Midnight Storm, an all-girls robotics team, founded by an Autonomous Engineer at General Motors (No. 42 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) in partnership with The Mercy Education Project. General Motors values and supports programs that create future professionals and engineers, especially in underserved communities, preparing them to change the world through mobility technology.

EY's Sam Johnson: 'Sponsors Put Their Chips on the Table to Help You Get to the Next Level'

Sam Johnson, EY's Americas Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner, talks about the importance of sponsors, his passion for early childhood education and why it's critical for Black and Latino kids to get involved in STEM early.

By Alana Winns and Christian Carew

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Corlis Murray: 'As a Black Female Engineer, I'm a Rarity'

​Abbott's Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services, talks about her inspirations for getting into engineering and her work in encouraging young women and minorities to get involved in STEM.

Corlis Murray is Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services at Abbott.

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