06/18/2013 10:40 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2013

AP Computer Science Course Aims To Bring Latinos, Women Into Field


Computers have completely changed our lives - but what has not changed significantly is that very few Latinos, as well as females and other minorities - enter the field.

"Computer science is transforming our society," says National Science Foundation Program Officer Dr. Jan Cuny, "but many minorities are not participating, and this is a huge opportunity to have a wider input and help shape changes in our society."

Cuny is referring to a new National Science Foundation initiative whose goal includes increasing the number - and diversity - of students pursuing computer science degrees.

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