PITTSBURG, Kan., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pitsco Education, in collaboration with SmartGurlz™, today announced the launch of Smart Buddies™ – the newest addition to its K-12 coding and robotics continuum. Core to both companies’ missions to bring quality, approachable, hands-on STEM learning tools to every student, Smart Buddies is a unique new coding solution accompanied by a curriculum that focuses on increasing diversity awareness for third- to fifth-grade students throughout the US and Canada.

The introduction of Smart Buddies coincides with data showing a lack of diversity within the STEM workforce and education:

  • Women and minorities make up only 20 percent of the STEM workforce.
  • While over a third of black, Latino, and Native American students enter college with an interest in studying STEM, only

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