At Duke, why do many women steer clear of computer science?

At Duke, why do many women steer clear of computer science?

Here’s what happening with women and computer science at Duke University: Many female students take entry-level courses but don’t enroll in more-advanced classes. Women make up 47 percent of CompSci 101, according to The Chronicle, the independent newspaper at Duke. But the number drops to 27 percent for CompSci 230. At the graduate level, female

Here’s what happening with women and computer science at Duke University: Many female students take entry-level courses but don’t enroll in more-advanced classes.

Women make up 47 percent of CompSci 101, according to The Chronicle, the independent newspaper at Duke. But the number drops to 27 percent for CompSci 230.

At the graduate level, female representation is even worse, but has improved over the past decade, The Chronicle has found.

Why aren’t more women staying the course with computer science, and what can be done about it?

Read The Chronicle’s story here.

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