CSC 295.04 2013S Women and Computing : Handouts

Course Schedule

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Students in the class are responsible for selecting readings. See the list of readings from the prior offering for some suggestions.

  Date Reading Leaders
1 Friday, 25 January 2013 No reading. First class. SamR
2 Friday, 1 February 2013 Maria Klawe and Nancy Leveson. 1995. Women in computing: where are we now?. Commun. ACM 38, 1 (January 1995), 29-35. DOI=10.1145/204865.204874
Maria Klawe. 2002. Girls, boys, and computers. SIGCSE Bull. 34, 2 (June 2002), 16-17. DOI=10.1145/543812.543818
Maria Klawe, Telle Whitney, and Caroline Simard. 2009. Women in computing---take 2. Commun. ACM 52, 2 (February 2009), 68-76. DOI=10.1145/1461928.1461947
Martin and Kim
3 Friday, 8 February 2013 Sheryl Sandberg (2011). Keynote Speech at 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Video available at Chike and Dilan
4 Friday, 15 February 2013 Gloria Childress Townsend. 2002. People who make a difference: mentors and role models. SIGCSE Bull. 34, 2 (June 2002), 57-61. DOI=10.1145/543812.543831
Aditi, Brianne
5 Friday, 22 February 2013 Bess Sadler (2013). Creating a commons. code4lib conference. Slides at Video at
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Colin and Sarah
6 Friday, 1 March 2013 Lori Carter. 2006. Why students with an apparent aptitude for computer science don't choose to major in computer science. SIGCSE Bull. 38, 1 (March 2006), 27-31. DOI=10.1145/1124706.1121352
Roli Varma. 2010. Why so few women enroll in computing? Gender and ethnic differences in students' perception. Computer Science Education 20, 4 (December 2010), 301-316.
Aditi and Ji Soo
7 Friday, 8 March 2013 No class! Faculty (and some students) unavailable.
8 Friday, 15 March 2013 Marques and Nathalie
Spring Break!
9 Friday, 5 April 2013 Ji Soo and Martin
10 Friday, 12 April 2013 Aditi and Marques
11 Friday, 19 April 2013 Brianne and Nathalie
12 Friday, 26 April 2013 Chike, Colin, and Marques
13 Friday, 3 May 2013 Nathalie and Dilan
14 Friday, 10 May 2013 No reading. Final class. Debrief and wrap up. SamR

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