UVa Student Looks To Get Girls Interested In Computers

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

March 24, 2008

One UVa student decided to study elementary school girls at Red Hill Elementary School in Albemarle County to see what interested them on computers.

Kathy Neesen said she wanted to find out since boys tend to be more interested in computers and video games. So taking fourth and fifth graders from the elementary school Kathy studied what types of games interested the girls.

Neesen hopes that many of these students will take away important skills from playing on their computers.

"it's just been great to work with the kids, and to see them grow to help them learn about games and everything that's out there, but also to help them with their computer skills, it's been really nice," said Neesen.

So what did Neesen learn? The students enjoyed playing social games and networks. Originally shooting for at least eight girls for the club, 17 students ended up signing up.

An open club will start next week.

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