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.

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