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Girls-only camp teaches science and technology

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 08:36:31-04

Dozens of girls from across the Las Vegas valley are breaking barriers at an all-girls camp to learn more about a career in technology.

Alexa Cafe is an all-girls technology camp that focuses on five branches of technology: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  

The tech-savvy girls are learning how to create smart phone apps, how to design video games, and how to start their own websites. 

"It's not just men that can do these things," says high school junior, Terrencia.  "We can learn it too." 

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women only hold about 25% of STEM-related jobs.  To combat that, CCSD has partnered with Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to bring the all-girls tech camp to Las Vegas.

"Nationwide, you see women in general just underrepresented in terms of engineering and technology field work," says Britney Davis, the STEM director with Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.

The camp is the first of its kind in the valley, and lasts throughout the week.