Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – February 23, 2009 – Recently, search engine Google celebrated its Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, or Girls Day, as part of National Engineers Week (E-Week) in the U.S.
For the second year in a row, Google partnered with the National Girl Scouts to bring girls to six Google offices around the country, where they’ll participate in fun activities designed to educate them about engineering, specifically computer science. Googlers, many of them Google Women Engineers, are hosting the guests of honor and leading workshops covering all kinds of topics, including solar powered energy, image processing and a demo of Google Earth. At the end of the day, all of the participants will receive a limited edition “Introduce a Girl to E-Week” patch that they can add to their Scout sashes.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is just one important part of E-Week, which was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. By the end of the week, Google offices will have hosted more than 600 students at events designed to expose them to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The students who participate in Google’s E-Week events are from partner organizations that also focus on STEM education for girls, underrepresented minorities, and the economically disadvantaged. It is Google’s hope that each of the students will walk away feeling inspired to pursue studies in these fields.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; two WIRED magazine Readers Raves Awards; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo! and its international properties, Sony Corporation and its global affiliates, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sequoia Capital.
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