AGH UST has received a grant for amount of 60,000.00 USD from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.
Through the grant, AGH UST will conduct the GIRLS go IT project which is expected to bring more women into the IT sector. The project's aim is to recruit 60 women and engage them in hands-on tech & engineering activities (coding and programming).
Professor Aleksander Byrski, Deputy Head of the Computer Science Discipline Board at AGH said “that the funding will make possible change of the professional experience for many women, also those who are unaware that they could start their career in the IT community. The AGH professionals will happily join the project for the second time contributing to this righteous act. Our students will be taught the basics of the programming and software engineering, and we will do our best to make them aware that they can contribute to the development of the software, not only as programmers but also as e.g. testers, analysts, designers or managers. The difficult time of the pandemics made us to plan the whole event as online-only, at the same time allowing us to extend our recruitment process – thus we will try to reach and recruit the candidates besides Lesser Poland and surrounding voivodeships. In future we will continue to bring into life more similar endeavors.”
The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as AGH University of Science and Technology, that support and advance education initiatives in public safety and technology and engineering. Additionally, the Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations, including females, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and others.
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