Austin high schooler working to change computer science field

Girl on computer file photo (KXAN photo)
Girl on computer file photo (KXAN photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A local high school junior is hoping to change the future.

Akshara Anand joined Kate Weidaw on KXAN News at Noon to discuss STEMInnovation, a computer science program she started at Burnet Middle School.

Even with a projected growth of 15 and 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, some say a vast majority of computer science jobs will be pursued and filled by men.

Anand explains how her program is making young girls feel more comfortable with technology.

Find more information here.

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