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Women Computer Science

HERSTORY: Five of the Biggest Stories About Women in STEM in 2016

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

Written with A. Crosser Journalists have had a field day throughout the course of 2016. With the legendary election happening in the United States, B...

The Benefits Of Being A 'Dumb' Girl In Computer Science

Catherine Clennan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Catherine Clennan

Exposing my vulnerabilities publicly and confidently gave that girl the strength she needed to participate. That's when I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life -- I want to use computer science to inspire other women to explore computer science.

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

Bringing More Women Into Computer Science

David Thielen | Posted 01.21.2013 | College
David Thielen

It's no secret women students are woefully underrepresented in computer science. There's a fun event coming up doing its part to help change that -- t...

So Now What? Reflections on she++

Ellora Israni | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Ellora Israni

We discussed at she++ that it is not technical difficulties (pun intended) that plague female computer scientists, but rather the social dynamics of our field. We learned that those dynamics are the real deterrents of female computer scientists.

Why Girls Should Create Video Games

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Technology
Madeleine M. Kunin

Why is computer science a good field for women? For one thing, that's where the jobs are, and for another, the pay is better than for many jobs, and finally, it's easier to combine career and family. But that's not all.