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Women in CS: An Evaluation of Three Promising Practices Christine Alvarado
 

Summary: Women in CS: An Evaluation of Three Promising Practices
Christine Alvarado
Harvey Mudd College
alvarado@cs.hmc.edu
Zachary Dodds
Harvey Mudd College
dodds@cs.hmc.edu
ABSTRACT
Historically, Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has had very lit-
tle success attracting women to the study of computer sci-
ence: women have chosen CS less than any other field of
study. In 2006 HMC began three practices in order to in-
crease the number of women studying and majoring in CS;
these practices have now been in place for 3 years. With
this paper we describe these practices and present a thor-
ough evaluation of the quantitative and qualitative differ-
ences that have accompanied them. In sum, these efforts
have rebalanced our department by significantly increasing
women's participation in our computer science program.
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Source: Alvarado, Christine - Computer Science Department, Harvey Mudd College

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences