Microsoft hires Barbie to attract girls to Computer Engineering

Emil

TS Rookie
Microsoft is making sure Barbie is adds computer engineer to her long list of careers. As part of its DigiGirlz program, Microsoft joined forces with the Girl Scouts of Northern California and Mattel to encourage young girls to explore computer science careers.

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I see this a great thing in so many ways, if it works, and if more women go in to Engineering field.
 

Wagan8r

TS Evangelist
When I graduated with my CS degree, there were 3-5 women out of about 25 grads. So, 18% sounds about right.
 

TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
Interesting - what the heck, might as well give it a shot. But they may want to ship some of these overseas. My employer has 150 ICT people and out of the 30 or so women in the department the vast majority are Asian or Middle Eastern.
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
TomSEA said:
Interesting - what the heck, might as well give it a shot. But they may want to ship some of these overseas. My employer has 150 ICT people and out of the 30 or so women in the department the vast majority are Asian or Middle Eastern.
So are you saying Asian and Middle Eastern people like Barbie? :p
 

KG363

TS Guru
"Microsoft is making sure Barbie is adds computer engineer to her long list of careers" huh?
 

Benny26

TechSpot Paladin
Yeah my 4 year old girl says she's interested, but my 28 year old wife's grown out of Barbie i'm afraid microsoft.......*****s.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Just a quick question, how does one "hire" Barbie, by the hour?

OK Emil, the sentence structure here needs a bit of touching up. Permit me to be so bold as to suggest either, "will add", (future tense), or perhaps, "is adding", (present progressive), as viable alternative verb forms, to the completely obscure, "is adds". Oh what the hey, "adds" is the singular present tense, and it would even work by itself
Microsoft is making sure Barbie >> is adds << computer engineer to her long list of careers.
As part of its DigiGirlz program
"DigiGirlz" sounds like it should be pornographic desktop wallpaper.