Girl Power! Cobb Students Help Set World Record in Coding

Almost 350 young women from cities around the United States and one in Colombia joined together to set the world record for the most girls coding at the same time. 

Some of the record-setting girls call the Cobb County School District home.  

Of the 17 girls who coded from the Atlanta location, six are Cobb students. They represented Big Shanty Elementary SchoolBarber Middle SchoolGriffin Middle School, and McClure Middle School. 

The TechGirlz coding event showcased the girls coding using HTML and CSS to create a webpage about other women who have impacted world history.  

The TechGirlz mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. 

The American Association of University Women studies show early education plays a critical role in girls’ development, setting the stage for their level of interest, confidence, and achievements, particularly in STEM. The messages they receive during their K–12 education play a large role in the decisions and choices students make later in life. 

The world-setting event was way for the Cobb students to do just that. The Cobb girls helped further integrate women into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  

By: Nan Kiel

Dr. Sally Creel, Supervisor
STEM and Innovative Practice

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