GSU Students Created an App to Engage Future Female STEM Talent
Dell Technologies Inc. wanted to bridge talent gaps to broaden on diversity. To accomplish this feat, Dell’s goal is to include more female staff into half of its global workforce and for these women to make up 40% of their management teams by 2030. In order to do so, Dell collaborated with Dr. Simha Magal, a Clinical Professor from the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. Magal tasked students from his Digital Innovation Experience class with an assignment to build an app that would encourage young women to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. In the first initial eight weeks before their app development process began, Magal ensured that his students were enriched with prior low-code knowledge. Magal chose to leverage on the Mendix low-code platform and made sure that all of his students became certified Mendix developers via online Learning Paths as he wanted to empower his students with a quick way to build robust apps that required little to no coding.