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Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing

Date and Time
Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Computer Science Small Auditorium (Room 105)
Allan Fisher, from CMU
Adam Finkelstein
While men and women use desktop and Internet applications at nearly equal rates, the participation gap in the development of new computing technologies and applications remains undiminished, and may even be widening. For example,fewer than 20% of the computer science degrees awarded by PhD- granting departments go to women. In the absence of formal barriers, why do so few women choose computer science as a field of study or as a career? Why should we care? What should we do? This talk will address these questions in the context of research and institutional change efforts at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.
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