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Founded by teen, nonprofit Project CODEt hopes to close gender gap

HERNDON, Va. — Hunched over their computer screens, faces bright with interest, students at Rachel Carson Middle School got a leg up on their computer skills on Saturday at a coding workshop.

“It’s really interesting,” gushed 14-year-old Mahi Nair. “I’ve never really done any coding before, and it’s really cool to learn how to use it with fashion, biology and gaming.”

Nonprofit Project CODEt hosted the workshops. The organization’s founder and CEO, 16-year-old Rupali Dhumne, says she started it because she noticed when she looked around at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, there were fewer students once teens got out of the foundation classes and into research labs.

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