Friday, June 03, 2005

Women in Computing:
CRA-W wins award

A post in the Computing Research Association blog reports that CRA-W has won another award for its dedication to increasing the number and success of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering research and education. This time the award is from the National Science Board.

The shrinking proportion of women in the computing field has been a concern for more than a decade, and CRA-W has been one of the most effective groups working to reverse this trend.



Comment by Blogger Stephen:

Hi Jim,
The percentage of women entering computer science and computer engineering programs has decreased significantly over the past 10 years. This is especially troubling since this thinning piece of the pie comes when the whole pie has shrunk even more dramatically.
The current estimates show overall enrollment in computer sciences is down between 50% and 70% from the peak at the beginning of the millenium.
As a result, by 2008, there will be 80% fewer women graduating from university CS programs than there were in 2001.

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