To help encourage more girls to choose engineering as a career, female engineers from across the country reached out to students and educators March 22-23 during the "Global Marathon for, by, and about Women in Engineering," a live, 24-hour webcast sponsored by computer manufacturer Lenovo and hosted by Verizon Business. Most sessions will be available via a web archive.

Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space, kicked off the event with her remarks. "I think it's important for...

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