“Black Girls CODE” to Set A Bright Future for Youth in STEM 程式設計為少數族群的女孩們在科學,科技,工程和數學領域打下基礎

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THE MERCURY NEWS: Teaching black girls to code, Oakland summer camp prepares youth for STEM careers – August 7, 2017

重點詞彙介紹:
science nerd: 科學書呆子
mocK: 嘲笑
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: 科學、科技、工程和數學
minority: 少數族群
hackathon: 駭客馬拉松 編程馬拉松
mobile app: 行動應用程式
virtual reality: 虛擬實境

重要段落翻譯:
要上六年級的Nine Marie說: 「我喜歡上完課後留下來學習數學和科學,因為數學和科學是我最喜歡的科目。有男生嘲笑我,說數學和科學不是女孩該學的東西,它們是屬於男孩的科目,但我不理會。」

女孩們學到有關機器人,網頁設計,行動應用程式開發,虛擬實境和3D列印。 她們在「Dropbox」公司裡參加編程講習會,並與「YouTube」,「蘋果」和互動遊戲軟體製作與發行公司「美國藝電」公司的員工會面。在訪問舊金山三角洲足球隊時,她們也學到教練如何運用科技來訓練球員。

「黑人女孩的程式設計」這個非營利組織成立於2011年,旨在幫助在科學、工程、科技領域中的少數族群在其中獲得高收入的工作做準備。組織發起於舊金山的Hunters Point,現在已有11個城市成立「黑人女孩的程式設計」,包括南非的約翰尼斯堡。「黑人女孩程式設計」非營利組織至今已透過學習營、研討會、編程馬拉松和其他活動訓練了8,000名女孩和一些男孩。

創始人兼執行長金伯利·布萊恩特(Kimberly Bryant)是非洲裔美國人。她說她是為了女兒凱(Kai)成立這個非營利組織。凱(Kai)當時正在史丹佛大學參加暑假科學課程學程式設計。金伯利不希望凱(Kai)像她在1980年代,在范德比大學學電氣工程時,因為是少數黑人女性而感到文化上的孤立與隔離。金伯利說,她那時最終找到了一位年齡較大的非裔美國女學生成為良師益友及榜樣。

“I like to stay late after class to study my math and science because they are my favorite subjects,” said Nina Marie, who is going into sixth grade. “Boys mock me because they say math and science aren’t girl things. They’re for boys, but I don’t listen.”

The girls learned about robotics, web design, mobile app development, virtual reality and 3-D printing. They had a coding session at Dropbox and met employees at YouTube, Apple and Electronic Arts, the interactive game publisher. On a visit to the San Francisco Delta soccer team, they learned how coaches used technology to train the players.

Black Girls CODE was founded in 2011 to help prepare underrepresented minorities for well-paying jobs in the science, engineering and technology fields. Launched in Bayview Hunters Point, Black Girls Code has chapters in 11 cities, including in Johannesburg, South Africa. The nonprofit has trained 8,000 girls and some boys through camps, workshops, hackathons and other programs.

Founder and CEO Kimberly Bryant, who is African-American, said she started the nonprofit because of her daughter Kai. She was attending a summer science program at Stanford University that taught kids to code. Bryant didn’t want Kai to feel as culturally isolated as she did as one of the rare black women studying electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University in the 1980s. Bryant said she eventually found a mentor, an older African-American female student, who became a role model.

Black Girls CODE www.blackgirlscode.com

Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

願景: 增加有色族群女孩在數碼空間中的人數。鼓勵並培養訓練7到17歲有色族群的女孩能成為在科學,科技,工程和數學領域中的創新者,成為社區領導者,並透過對電腦及科學的接觸成為打造自己未來的建立者。為非裔美國青年提供技能,以期能在美國2020年前產生的一百四十萬個電腦職位中獲得一些工作。也期望到2040年前能訓練出一百萬在科技領域的女孩。