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Enrollment Booms and Gender Diversity: How do we Keep History from Repeating Itself?

October 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hilton Lanier Grand Ballroom C-F

Track: Organization Transformation
Type: Panel
Level: All

Evidence suggests that cycles of booming and dropping enrollment play a large part in declining female participation in CS and we’re just starting a new boom. This panel will present an overview of this history, discuss possible impacts of this boom on gender diversity in CS and explore the role that academia, industry, and outreach efforts play in ensuring that history does not repeat itself.

Speaker(s)

Jennifer Sabourin, Software Developer / Research Scientist, SAS Institute
Eric Roberts, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Jane Stout, Director of Research and Evaluation, Computing Research Association
Tiffany Barnes, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University