A free, week-long summer camp concluding today at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) gave the region's high school girls a chance to learn about technology in an environment free from the pressures of a typical classroom. Launched this year, the camp aimed to inspire girls to pursue a career in information technology or engineering—two fields traditionally dominated by men.

Girls "are underrepresented in those two disciplines. The idea is to get them interested before they get to college," said Mark Pauley, one of the camp's instructors and coordinators and a faculty member in


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