King & Spalding to Hold Groundbreaking Girls STEM Robotics Event in Four Cities Simultaneously this Saturday

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King & Spalding to Hold Groundbreaking Girls STEM Robotics Event in Four Cities Simultaneously this Saturday

ATLANTA, May 6, 2016 — Global law firm King & Spalding is proud to hold its Girls STEM Robotics Event in four of its offices simultaneously on Saturday, May 7. At this event, which is taking place in Atlanta, Houston, New York and Silicon Valley, King & Spalding clients and their invited daughters, nieces and granddaughters will work with robotics instructors as well as our attorneys to build robots and participate in other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-related activities.

The event was organized by King & Spalding’s Women in IP and Women’s Affinity groups, who believe that supporting girls in the STEM fields is essential to help encourage them to be part of the most exciting areas of discovery and technological innovations. Increasing opportunities for girls in these fields is an important step toward realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board.

Here are more details about this event:

What: King & Spalding Girls STEM Robotics Event

Where: King & Spalding’s Atlanta, Houston, New York and Silicon Valley offices

Who: King & Spalding clients and their invited daughters, nieces, granddaughters, etc.

When: Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. (in each location’s respective time zone)

Why: Here are just a few reasons events like this are important:

  • Women employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields earn on average 33 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts, but represent only one-quarter of all workers in these sectors. — U.S. Equal Futures Partnership, 2012
  • 21% of girls say their parents encourage them to become an actress, while only 10% say their parents have encouraged them to think about an engineering career. — Harris Interactive for the American Society for Quality, 2009
  • More than half (57%) of all girls say that girls don’t typically consider a career in STEM. — Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012
  • While 56% of AP test-takers in 2012 were female, only 19% of that group took the Computer Science AP exam. — College Board, 2012
  • In less than 10 years, the United States will need 1.7 million more engineers and computing professionals. In 2013, just 26 percent of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women, down from 35 percent in 1990. — American Association of University Women, 2015

 

More info on King & Spalding’s Women in IP group can be found here, and more info about King & Spalding’s women’s initiatives can be found here.

About King & Spalding

Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 900 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.

 

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