The importance of increasing computer science literacy and the diversity of students in computing has been consistently making headlines in the past few weeks. Journalists frequently cite the CRA’s Taulbee Survey as a trusted source of information for data on student enrollment trends. We’ve selected a few interesting articles to highlight:
- Former CRA Board Member, Marie desJardins provided excellent commentary on “The real reason US students lag behind in computer science,” which was originally published in Fortune.
- Former CCC Council Chair, Ed Lazowska was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, “Free Housing, Other Efforts Try to Attract Women to Tech,” which describes how a Seattle tech company is encouraging college women in computer science to build a community.
- Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, wrote an opinion piece, “A ‘Sputnik’ moment for women,” that ran in CNN.
The heightened media attention on computing is particularly timely because of events like the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which took place earlier this month and brings attention to increasing gender diversity in computing, and CSEdWeek, which highlights computer science education and takes place in a little over a month – December 7-13.