Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute
In fall 2017, Carnegie Mellon hit the news when an unprecedented 49 percent of women entered the computer science degree program. Furthermore, since 1999, the School of Computer Science has enrolled and sustained well above national averages of women in the CS major, all without changing the curriculum to be "pink" in any way (as is often presumed). In this podcast, Carol Frieze, Grace Lewis, and Jeria Quesenberry discuss CMU’s approach to creating a more inclusive environment for all computer science students, regardless of gender. They also discuss resources that educators can use to encourage all students to study computer science at the primary and secondary levels.
About the Speaker
Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher and the lead for the Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems (TAS) Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is a Principal Investigator for two projects in the growing field of software engineering for machine-learning (ML) systems: “Characterizing and Detecting Mismatch in ML-Enabled …Read more