2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Women in Computer Science: A Liberal Arts Perspective

Juliette Miller
Prof. Chetan Jaiswal, Faculty Mentor

The computer science industry continues to expand acting as a catalyst for development in every field it extends into. However despite extensive study, internal challenges particularly those facing women, have not experienced an equivalent degree of advancement. In this paper we present our analysis of women’s participation in the industry. Beginning with a brief summary of the past 30+ years, the forthcoming sections observe both academic and occupational arenas through a theoretical lens. Our research incorporates a succinct description of personality typing and its role as a constructive function to distinguish patterns that shape current facets of the computer industry. The inclusion of firsthand accounts by current students from specific nationalities provides a basis for identifying global methodologies as well as highlighting a specific sociological behavioral pattern and how it has impacted change. We also discuss the applicability of liberal arts to the industry and the outcomes of these factors in both educational and occupational sectors, concluding our findings with recommendations on what can be done.


Keywords: women, computer

Topic(s):Computer Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 312-5
Location: VH 1320
Time: 2:00

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