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  1. Talha Majeed Women and minorities in computingcomp 450

  2. Encouraging women and minorities in computing can cause a great contribution to technology, individual progress, and overall benefit to society.

  3. Inaccurate perception of computing careers. • Will not enjoy the work • Will not find a key position • Lack of interest • Will not good at computing • Carrier stereotyping • Societal stereotyping works against girls • Traditional attitude amongst friends family • Loss of self esteem, ability, motivation and courage Why women not choose computing

  4. de-feminization of computing.(1945-1961) • Women contribution in industry and manufacturing jobs • Social and economic pressure on women to retire • Academic/Industrial Phase (1962-1979) • CS Departments were formed in close coordination with Electrical Engineering • Computer industry growth was transformed in the domain of business and management Why women not choose computing

  5. Commercialization of Computing (1980-?):  • Electronic gaming systems and personal computers were invented.  • Gaming activities were created for males by males Why women not choose computing

  6. Gender gap

  7. Gender gap

  8. Gender gap

  9. Women and minorities in the workforce

  10. Ordinary jobs pay less salary and benefits • Financial support for the families • Excellent pay with great rewards • projected to increase by 38 percent over the 2006 to 2016 period • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm Why women should consider computing

  11. In May 2006, median annual earnings were $79,780. • Middle 50 percent earning > $62,830 <$98,470 • The highest 10 percent earning>$119,770. • The lowest 10 percent earning< $49,350 • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm Why women should consider computing

  12. Administrative support is significant • Safe access to class rooms, labs • Well lit parking lot • Escort services • Surveillance services • Unconscious bias • women are interrupted more than men • eye contact with male students • know and use male students only • women are asked easy questions Suggestions

  13. Demeaning comments should be avoided • Encourage study groups • U-shape or small sitting arrangements • On campus learning opportunities awareness • Lab Assistant • counseling center • career center suggestions

  14. Support English as a second langrage • Faculty should be accessible • open door during office hours • Email to student • Facility of voice message • Computer programming and science clubs • Computer brunch suggestions

  15. Questions?