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Teen Girls Gather in Malawi to Advance Science, Tech Skills

A hundred teenage girls from seven countries are gathered the Malawi University of Science and Technology in the country’s Thyolo district for a Women in Science camp.

Experts from Intel Corp. and Google are teaching the girls — from Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and the U.S. — to develop mobile phone apps. It’s one of several lessons offered at the two-week camp, which runs through August 14.

The hope is that these teens will go on to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, also known as STEAM fields.

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