BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several students are looking to ride the digital wave into their future. Some 28 students from around the globe took part in AT&T's two week Coding Your Future camp. Students created PowerPoints, video games and other computer programs.
Project leaders say the goal is to close a gender and diversity gap in the tech industry. It was also created to reinforce the importance of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers at an early age.
"I was originally super afraid of computers, but I knew that I had to learn computers, cause you can't do anything without computers," said 17-year-old Bina Dahal, originaly from Nepal, who has now lived in Kenmore for 9 years.
The program was offered in collaboration with Journey's End Refugee Service to recruit the young women. Other countries represented include Ethiopia and Afghanistan.