Young girls need to learn early on about the ways science, technology, engineering and math improve the lives of others, writes Alicia Abella, executive director of the Innovative Services Research Department at AT&T Labs. She recalls her personal journey to connect computer science with her natural desire to help others. "Somewhere during the time I was working with researchers on projects like artificial intelligence and computer graphics, I saw firsthand the impact my work could have on others," she notes.

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