Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) will work with Girls Who Code (GWC) to create an immersive digital curriculum and a mobile app development competition, Samsung Mobile App Challenge.
The Samsung Mobile App Challenge will enable Girls Who Code members, young women in 6th to 12th grade, to work together to design and code a mobile application that addresses a need in their school or community.
“Samsung wants to level the playing field and provide more opportunities for women to increase technology skills and better prepare them for a career in STEM,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “In order to expand STEM education and career opportunities to women, we have to give girls exposure to STEM via an accessible, fun experience with real world learnings - and we’re doing just that through this partnership.”
“In true Girls Who Code spirit, the Samsung Mobile App Challenge enables girls to use technology to solve a problem relevant to them,” says Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code. “The Challenge shows girls that computer science is all around us in our day-to-day lives, and that learning this skill set can empower them to effect positive change.”
The mobile app module will align with the Samsung Mobile App Challenge, which will be launched this fall exclusively for Girls Who Code club members.