Is Computer Science Becoming a Girls’ Discipline?

1985 was a record year for women studying computer science (CS). In the United States, a whopping 38% of the CS degrees went to women. Since then, though, the numbers have dropped. As reported by the New York Times, the National Center for Education Statistics says that 18% of the CS undergraduate degrees in the US went to women in 2010. What a disappointing change from 1985.

However, based on my observations, the trend has reversed. I recently shared my experience of visiting colleges with my daughter in an article published by Global Tech Women, an organization whose  mission is to create a global network of inspired, connected and self-actualized technical women.

You can find the article here: Is Computer Science Becoming a Girls’ Discipline?

–Karen

© 2013 by Karen Catlin. All rights reserved.

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