This article highlights the many activities provided by the support communities available for women in computing. Thousands of women actively participate in these programs and they receive many benefits including networking and professional support. In addition, the organizations and associations help promote the accomplishments of women computer scientists… (More)
With the objective of encouraging and supporting more critical thinking about broad issues of computer science throughout the curriculum, we propose the widespread use of popular press (non-academic) books as supplemental texts for a variety of courses. Our hypothesis is that such books, which address topics including the history, current issues, and future… (More)
In computer science, as well as in other disciplines, it is critical to the success of the educational process that students become actively engaged with the material, rather than passive recipients of it. Ideally, this interaction will begin <i>before</i> the class meets on a particular topic, in a process known as <i>inquiry-based learning</i>. This paper… (More)
This special session will provide an overview of the programs that ACM's executive committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W) coordinates for the recruitment and retention of women in computing. The overview will include projects in all areas of ACM-W with special focus on those projects impacting the educational environment.
An important problem for computer scientists as well as geneticists involves classifying particular items into common groups. This paper focuses on classifying sequences of DNA as either an intron or an exon. Insights from this classification can reduce the time needed for laboratory work to distinguish between introns and exons. Using a classification tree… (More)
One of the guiding principles of <i>Computing Curriculum 2001</i> was to ensure that the computing curriculum was international in scope. This article provides a model for achieving this objective by identifying globalization issues that are relevant to computer science. The underlying premise of the model is that technology has enabled globalization while… (More)