UMBC ebiquity

Gender and Computing

Speaker: Maria Klawe

Start: Friday, September 19, 2008, 01:00PM

End: Friday, September 19, 2008, 02:30PM

Location: 229 ITE

Abstract: This talk explores how girls and women differ from boys and men in their uses of and attitude toward computing technology and how this affects career choices and technology design. From playing video games to pursuing computing careers, the participation of females is lower than that of males. Why is this? Dr. Klawe will discuss research findings, as well as best practices for increasing the participation of girls and women in computing.

Host: Penny Rheingans