How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

Sacred Heart Greenwich Middle School Parent Blog

National Public Radio

by WENDY KAUFMAN

May 01, 2013 5:15 PM
Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe talks to a group of newly admitted students on the campus in Claremont, Calif. Klawe has had a great deal of success getting more women involved in computing.

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe talks to a group of newly admitted students on the campus in Claremont, Calif. Klawe has had a great deal of success getting more women involved in computing.

Courtesy of Harvey Mudd College

This story is part of our series The Changing Lives of Women.

There are still relatively few women in tech. Maria Klawe wants to change that. As president of Harvey Mudd College, a science and engineering school in Southern California, she’s had stunning success getting more women involved in computing.

Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe often uses her longboard to get around campus and chat with students like senior Xanda Schofield.

Wendy Kaufman/NPR

Klawe isn’t concerned about filling quotas or being nice to women. Rather, she’s deeply troubled that half the population…

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