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AT&T’s Girls Who Code program visited the MAGNET space at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering this week.

During the trip, the students toured MAGNET’s Ability Studio and used and discussed MAGNET’s Visual Impairment Simulation Glasses. The girls also learned about AT&T NYU Connect Ability, the 2015 competition to encourage developers to build technologies that can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The field trip emphasized the mission of Girls Who Code to empower young women to use technology skills to solve problems.

This summer, AT&T is hosting 20 10th- and 11th-grade girls in its Midtown Manhattan offices for the seven-week Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. The students are learning various aspects of coding and computer science and meeting leading women in the tech industry to expose them to the possibilities of a career in tech.