Fast Facts about Kids & Computers

  • By age six, girls already have internalized the message that computers and robots are a boy thing, and by the time they reach high school, boys are 2.5 times more likely to have been encouraged by a teacher to take computer science.   Read More.
  • But once they've tried a creative robotics program, girls report enjoying the hardware and software development just as much as boys do. Read More.
  • Maine's gender gap in computer science and engineering is much worse than the national average.  Read More.
  • However, there's good news!  Research is showing many ways for leaders to make computing programs more inclusive.  Read More.