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  • Blog Post: Inspiring girls about computing

    Today, women earn more than half of all undergraduate degrees in U.S. colleges and universities. But according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), female students remain woefully underrepresented in computer science programs, earning only 18 percent of the undergraduate...
  • Blog Post: Women Students Compete at Worldwide Hackathon

    Engineers Week: it takes place every February, a celebration of accomplishments in mechanical, civil, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Why, I wonder, do we hear so little about the breakthroughs powered by computer and information sciences? And why do we almost never hear about the importance of...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring Computer Science Students in Our Backyard

    As Microsoft’s “point person” for increasing women’s participation in computing, I am passionate about attracting talented young women to careers in computer science. Perhaps you’ve seen these statistics, which underscore the need: The percentage of computer science...
  • Blog Post: Universities Partner with Scholarships for Aspirations Award Winners

    There is a significant dearth of women working in—or even entering—the computer science field. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) , only 18 percent of computer science degrees in 2008 were awarded to women. That was a dramatic drop from 37 percent...
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