All kinds of people become computer scientists. The Changing Face of Computing. Computer scientists become all sorts of people. ACM-W. Promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in computer science, like Mentoring Role modeling Researching
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Profiles in Computing:Bettina Bair is a senior lecturer in CSE. She is also the director of TWICE (The Women in Computer Engineering), a program which gives undergraduates opportunities in research, industry or community service.
Computers are into that, too.
Food & Agriculture
Profiles in Computing:Helen Greiner founded iRobot, when she was 23. iRobot has grown into the most successful, independent robotics company in the world, delivering robots into the industrial, consumer, academic, and military markets.
natural language processing
Shrek, Star Wars
fingerprints, retinal scans
Profiles in Computing:Meg Whitman became the CEO of eBay in 1998 and was one of the top five Forbes Most Powerful Women of the World in 2004. She has donated approximately $60 million to Princeton University.
Computer Hardware Design
faster, cheaper CPUs
Cross Discipline Projects
music technology, internet sociology
MP3s, GIFs, JPGs
faster searches and better results
TabletPCs, PocketPCs and other wireless devices
Profiles in Computing:Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was the first programmer for the Mark I Calculator and the developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language.
LANs, WANS, WLANs, Internet
Operating System Design
Mac OS, Windows, Unix, Linux…?
identifying terrorists, speech recognition, voice dialing
automating tedious and dangerous jobs
preventing identity theft, protecting children from online predators
Profiles in Computing:Binaebi Akah is a student who feels computer science is a field that will allow her to do almost anything when she graduates. Her interest is in computer graphics, one of the faster growing fields
Profiles in Computing:Anita Borg was a pioneering computer scientist who worked to break the "silicon ceiling" that often keeps women and minorities from rising to the top of the high-tech industry
I want to travel
Good. IT skills are in demand everywhere
Can I have a family?
70% of IT workers have flextime
Neighborhood tech centers need support
Can I help my community?
New technology creates new business
Can I be my own boss?
Profiles in Computing:Janis Mitchell overcame dyslexia and poverty to become a highly recognized entrepreneur and businesswoman.
Natural ScienceThere are lots of jobs in computing
Seventy percent of new jobs in science and engineering fields will be in "information technology"
… even AFTER considering trends in outsourcing
John Sargent, US Department of Commerce, 2004
Profiles in Computing:Maria Palazzi is a computer animator whohas been nominated for awards from international film festivals. She likes how the Web can create small communities of people sharing their knowledge.
Programming is not computer science… but it’s a way that computer science gets done.
Profiles in Computing:Dr Tracy Camp is an associate professor who has over 900 citations to date. Simulation code developed by her research group has been shared with more than 270 research groups in 41 countries.
Convert each set of 4 characters below into four sets of binary code. The first row is done for you.
Color in all the squares with ones (1) to find a secret message!
Make up your own coded message to send to a friend!
E488, 8A88, 8E88, EAEE
How have computers changed the world?
How will computers change life in your lifetime?
In your kids’ lifetime?
What jobs use or require computers?
Do you know any computer scientists?
What kinds of things do people say about computer scientists?
What do you think is true? False?
Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Women in Computing
Women in Computing
THE FACE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY