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Draw A Bird Day artwork.

Every year since 1943, people around the world have celebrated Draw A Bird Day (DABD) on April 8. Not an official government holiday, DABD began when a young girl visited her uncle, who was a wounded British soldier recovering in a hospital. When she visited, she asked him to draw a bird for her, which he did to her delight. The happy little girl, Dorie Cooper, visited her uncle and the other soldiers in his ward several times during his recovery, and many of the soldiers began drawing bird pictures for her and hanging them on the hospital walls.

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A well-trained science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s ability to innovate and compete on a global scale. Yet, “women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce,” according to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Entering its fifteenth year, the Young Women’s Summer Institute at the Ohio Supercomputer Center was designed to help address this issue – to interest girls in STEM careers by immersing them in a weeklong, residential camp.

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