Resources for Women in Computing, for both students and educators.
"First, engineering is a very creative profession. That is not the way it is
usually described, but down to my toes I believe that engineering is profoundly
creative. Second, as in any creative profession, what comes out is a function
of the life experiences of the people who do it. Finally, sans diversity, we
limit the set of life experiences that are applied, and as a result, we pay an
opportunity cost -- a cost in products not built, in designed not considered,
in constraints not understood, in processes not invented ... Every time we
approach an engineering problem with a pale, male design team, we may not find
the best solution. We may not understand the design options or know how to
even understand the full dimension of the problem."
-- Wm. A. Wulf (1998). Diversity in Engineering, The Bridge, 28(4).
- How to increase young girls' interests in Computer Science early:
Jepson, A. and T. Perl (2002). Priming the Pipeline, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin,
- How to recruit and retain women in undergraduate computing majors:
Cohoon, J. M. (2002). Recruiting and Retaining Women in Undergraduate Computing
Majors, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 34(2):48-52.
- How to recruit and retain women in graduate computing majors:
Cuny, J. and W. Aspray (2002). Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate
Students in Computer Science and Engineering: Results of a Workshop Organized by
the Computing Research Association, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 34(2):168-174.
Townsend, G. C. (2002). People Who Make a Difference: Mentors and Role Models,
inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 34(2):57-61.
- How to provide a gender-equitable CS classroom:
Treu, K. and A. Skinner (2002). Ten Suggestions for a Gender-Equitable CS
Classroom, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 34(2):165-167. Previously published in The
Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 12(2):244-248, 1996.
Open letters to women considering a computer science major, by Jane Prey and
Prey, J. and K. Treu (2002). What Do You Say? Open Letters to Women
Considering a Computer Science Major, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 34(2):18-20.
Gurer, D. (2002). Women in Computing History, inroads SIGCSE Bulletin,
ACM Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W).
Committee on the Status of Women Computing Research (CRA-W).
Institute for Women and Technology (IWT).