Broadening Participation in Computing

Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker Name
Maria Klawe
Harvey Mudd
Date and Time
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Location
D106 LSRC, Duke (telecast from NCSU)
Abstract
Computing is one of the least diverse disciplines in science and engineering in terms of participation by women, African-Americans and Hispanics, and the only discipline where participation by women has significantly decreased over the last three decades. While our discipline does well in encouraging members of underrepresented groups to go on to graduate programs, we have been less successful in attracting members of these groups into undergraduate programs. This talk discusses successful strategies for significantly increasing the number of women and students of color majoring in computer science.
Host
Blair Sullivan (NCSU)