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NBC Nightly News features COMPUGIRLS


<p>Kim Scott, associate professor of women and gender studies in the School of Social Transformation and founder and executive director of COMPUGIRLS, was featured on <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#42965626" target="_blank">&ldquo;NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams&rdquo;</a> on May 9, as part of an NBC &ldquo;Education Nation&rdquo; report.</p>
<p>NBC&rsquo;s profile showcases Scott and the COMPUGIRLS team, an internship partnership at Intel, as well as student participants in the program.</p>
<p>Scott founded <a href="http://sst.clas.asu.edu/compugirls">COMPUGIRLS</a>&nbsp;at ASU after launching a similar program at Hofstra University. The program gives 13- to 18-year-old girls from under-resourced districts in the Phoenix area the training to apply technology tools to community or social issues. Funded with grants from NSF and the Arizona Community Foundation, the program has served 200 girls since 2007.</p>
<p>A longer interview with Scott is also included on the NBC website as <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#42960175" target="_blank">a &ldquo;Making a Difference&rdquo; segment</a>. The popular series focuses on exceptional individuals who pursue causes that directly &ldquo;make a difference&rdquo; in the lives of others. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Article Source: NBC Nightly News
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