Deterrents to women taking computer science courses

  title={Deterrents to women taking computer science courses},
  author={S. Beyer and K. Rynes and S. Haller},
  journal={IEEE Technology and Society Magazine},
  • S. Beyer, K. Rynes, S. Haller
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
  • The United States faces a shortage of computer scientists. Despite the current economic downturn, the most recent estimate indicates a labor force shortage of IT professionals. The shortage of IT professionals, and especially of computer scientists, provides impetus for increasing the representation of women in computer science (CS). We examine why so few students, and particularly few women, choose to enter the beginning phase of the CS pipeline by choosing to try out CS courses. Women are… CONTINUE READING
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