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CS10K Research Team Successfully Launches Innovative Computer Science Curriculum Boosting Female Student Participation

"Exploring Computer Science" boosts female student participation in L.A. school district to double the national average


Jane Margolis is an educator and researcher at UCLA, who has dedicated her career to democratizing computer science education and addressing under-representation in the field. Her work inspires students from diverse backgrounds to study computer science and to use their knowledge to help society. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Margolis and her team investigated why so few girls and under-represented minorities are learning computer science. They developed "Exploring Computer Science," or ECS, to reverse the trend.

Read more and view a terrific new NSF-produced video that highlights the ECS Project in LA on Science Nation, the National Science Foundation's online magazine "that's all about science for the people."

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Submitted by Sara Brown on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 01:57

I think it is a good thing for girls to come forward and make their place in the computer science industry. I really feel proud being a female that it is a really wonderful sign for girls to explore computer science with increasing numbers of enrollments for girls students to pursue their careers in information technology. Thanks for sharing such a motivational post for all girls!! Keep it up girls!  Do my dissertation for me