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‘Black Girls CODE’

Top STEM scientists, educators, alums share struggles, wisdom

Mar. 24, 2017—Kimberly Bryant, a national leader in technology education, had no female professors in her four years as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Bryant earn her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and then worked at international tech and pharmaceutical companies before founding Black Girls Code. She’s been recognized by Business Insider, The Root 100...

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Engineering school announces 2017 alumni honorees

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kimberly V. Bryant and Christopher J. Wiernicki are the newest members of the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Bryant will be inducted into the academy at a special event March 21 at Vanderbilt University. Wiernicki will be inducted at a special event March 28 in Houston. “Kimberly and Chris are...

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Kimberly Bryant named one of 26 most powerful female engineers in 2016

Mar. 9, 2016—Kimberly Bryant, BE’89, founder of Black Girls Code, a nonprofit focused on teaching girls 6 to 17 programming skills, has been recognized by Business Insider as one of the 26 most powerful female engineers in 2016. The magazine listed Bryant at No. 17. Bryant was the keynote speaker for the School of Engineering’s E-Week in...

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Black Girls Code founder’s keynote address is highlight of 2014 E-Week activities

Feb. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering students will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events celebrating National Engineers Week Feb. 16-22. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, competitions and activities are designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent. See the School of Engineering’s E-Week schedule...

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Grad’s startup goal is to become the Girl Scouts of technology

Aug. 16, 2013—READ:  NSBE award pleases founder of Black Girls CODE In the hopes that her daughter would take an interest in creating computer games rather than just playing them, Vanderbilt engineering alumna Kimberly Bryant found herself in April 2011 launching Black Girls CODE, a San Francisco nonprofit aimed at introducing young and preteen girls of color...

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