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Attracting and Retaining Women in Computing
Found in: Computer
By Wendy DuBow
Issue Date:October 2014
pp. 90-93
The National Center for Women & Information Technology is helping institutions and businesses increase the number of women in computing majors and the tech workforce.
How do we measure success?: a new instrument for evaluating girls' progress in middle and high school computing programs (abstract only)
Found in: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14)
By Catherine S. Ashcraft, Wendy Dubow, Zhen Wu
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 711-712
Girls and women continue to be underrepresented in technology. This persistent underrepresentation inhibits innovation by ignoring the diverse perspectives and life experiences women bring to invention and problem solving. Furthermore, disregard for girls ...
A curriculum for teaching computer science through computational textiles
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '13)
By Edward Baafi, Kanjun Qiu, Leah Buechley, Wendy Dubow
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 20-27
The field of computational textiles has shown promise as a domain for diversifying computer science culture by drawing a population with broad and non-traditional interests and backgrounds into creating technology. In this paper, we present a curriculum th...
Implementing evidence-based practices makes a difference in female undergraduate enrollments
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '12)
By Mike Erlinger, Elizabeth Litzler, Maureen Biggers, Wendy DuBow
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 479-480
While many computing departments may be aware there are "promising" and "proven" practices for recruiting and retaining female students, there seems to be a drive to try new and novel approaches rather than use what is known, or strongly suspected, to be e...