This Independent Study (IS) project examines the fundamental disincentivizing reasons for the decline of women in the field of Computer Science. This thesis addresses this problem in three ways: (1) researching the reasons why women’s participation in the field of Computer Science is declining and presenting several ideas to address these reasons; (2) creating a workshop for middle school aged girls utilizing the research from (1), with an aim to spark and then maintain their interest in Computer Science; and (3) building a website to circulate the information gathered from (1) and (2) and to model and illustrate important data, facts and information pertinent to women in Computer Science.
Eckbold, Catherine G., "Are You Sure You're in the Right Classroom: Researching the Lack of Women in Computer Science; Workshop and Website Creation Designed to Encourage Women in Computer Science" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7298.
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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