Carol Frieze (left) and Jeria Quesenberry – Photo www.cmu.edu
Fewer women than men pursue computer science, but correcting that imbalance won’t be accomplished via quick fixes or by making coursework less strenuous. Rather, the culture of computer science departments must change, as outlined in a new book, “Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University.”
Source: Increasing Number of Women in Computing Hinges on Changes in Culture, Not Curriculum
8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding
1. Know the specific barriers we need to overcome.
2. Start with concrete first steps in your own life.
The lack of women and girls in computer science is a well-documented problem. Now it’s time for the average person to finally do something about it.
Addressing the issue of girls and coding in your community doesn’t require you to start your own nonprofit or advocacy organization. In fact, you can start very small, like choosing to empower a girl you know.
3. Find organizations putting in the work already.
4. Be a role model.
5. Encourage your local school to teach girls how to code.
6. Lead a coding club for girls.
7. Recognize that computer science is an intersectional issue.
8. Understand where girls need to begin, too.
Source: 8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding
8th International Conference on e-Health
1 – 3 July 2016, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Call for paper
Still time to submit a contribution! Until Febr 8
Source: e-Health 2016 | e-Health
Verden trenger flere kvinner i ingeniørfag, matematikk og naturvitenskapelige fag, og NASA håper filmer som Star Wars kan bidra. – Vi vet ikke om den nye Einstein vil være en kvinne eller mann, påpeker NASAs forskningssjef Ellen Stofan.
Source: Håper Rey i Star Wars kan få flere jenter til å like realfag
Teachers and Gamers Agree: ‘Slave Tetris’ Isn’t How You Educate Kids About SlaveryThanks to a social media backlash, a Danish company learned the hard way that there are better methods for teaching students about a painful chapter in history.
Source: Teachers and Gamers Agree: ‘Slave Tetris’ Isn’t How You Educate Kids About Slavery | TakePart