This past February, the Oracle Education Foundation brought their “Hello Wearables” coding class for two weeks to Ms. Blackburn’s 8th grade STEM class. The program paired Oracle employee volunteers with Ann Richards students for a wearable technology design challenge. Ann Richards students created wearable tech prototypes and gave final presentations to Oracle employees. At the start of each day, Oracle employees shared their education and professional background with our Stars to illustrate their path to the world of technology.
Ann Richards School Class of 2013 graduate, Maria Cruz, an Oracle employee, proposed the idea to the Oracle Education Foundation and recruited her colleagues at Oracle to volunteer. The Oracle Education Foundation offers this program to San Francisco based schools and brought the program to Austin thanks to the strong volunteer representation in Austin, and belief in the importance of encouraging women in STEM.