How can we encourage more women to study computer science and math?
How can we encourage more women to study Computer Science and Math?
We have to create pathways by which more women are encouraged to enter computer science. Women tend to prefer more application-based problems to theories, so if colleges could have an introductory course that focuses on real-world applications of computer science, more women would sign up and then stay.
Colleges have to start getting creative. North Easter, for example, is now admitting liberal arts majors into their graduate computer science programs, realizing that maybe prior knowledge of CompSci is not a requirement. Other colleges are moving away from long four-year programs and enabling their students to go on paid internships in between semesters, empowering students who would not otherwise be able to afford this type of education.