Dot Diva

December 7th, 2010

Dot Diva is a Web site designed to “create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls”. It’s a effort of the ‘New Image of Computing’ project sponsored by NSF, ACM and others. One of the project’s advisors is UMBC’s own Marie desJardins.

The project is trying to raise interest in computing majors and careers among high school students and undergraduates. One of the project themes is that studying computing doesn’t mean you have to abandon your other deep interests. You can use a strong computing background to further music, psychology, biology, medicine, linguistics, journalism or almost any pursuit.

It’s a good message that can help attract people to the computing fields.