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Women’s Audio Mission Named Winner Of Google’s Giving Through Glass Challenge

San Francisco-Based Non-profit and World’s Only Women-Run Professional Recording Studio One of Five Winners

 
 
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PRLog - Jul. 10, 2014 - SAN FRANCISCO -- (San Francisco, CA – July 9, 2014) – Women’s Audio Mission, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music technology and the recording arts, was named one of five winners of Google’s Giving through Glass challenge, an open call for U.S. nonprofits to share how they would use Google Glass to further their mission.

Google received over 1,300 applicants and selected 5 winners based on four key criteria: impact, innovation, feasibility, and implementation. Other winners included 3000 Miles to a Cure, Classroom Champions, Mark Morris Dance Group, and The Hearing and Speech Agency. Winners receive Glass, a $25,000 grant, a Glass training at Google, and access to Glass software developers for collaboration and assistance in realizing their projects.

Women’s Audio Mission will use Glass in its innovative training programs that use music and media projects to engage girls and young women ages 10-24 in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math) and cultivate future innovators and creators. WAM’s training programs address an alarming decline in girls enrolling in college STEM programs (79% decrease since 2000) and serve over 850 Bay Area young women and girls each year. WAM instructors will use Glass to provide students with a close-up view of technology demonstrations —providing a richer and more immersive experience of the age-old ‘huddle around the table’ experience. Instructors will also be able to use Glass to seamlessly switch to and control screencast presentations and instantly interact with students onsite and online via social media.

“With the increasing role technology plays in our culture, girls are falling behind and are prevented from entering the critical education pipeline that leads to leadership positions in today’s most creative and influential industry sectors,” says WAM founder, Terri Winston. “Glass will allow us to revolutionize our training by providing close-up views of technical equipment and software processes – having an instructor wear Glass, work hands-free and seamlessly interact with students both onsite and online will make a huge impact.”

For more information about Women’s Audio Mission and Google’s Giving through Glass challenge, please visit www.womensaudiomission.org and http://www.google.org/spotlights/.


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