BYU

Abstract by Naomi Johnson

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Presenter's Name

Naomi Johnson

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

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Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Kevin Seppi

Title

Inclusion of Women in the Computer Science Department at BYU

Abstract

The ​lack ​of ​women ​in ​CS ​and ​other ​tech fields ​is ​often ​described ​as ​a ​“leaky ​pipeline”, with ​more ​women ​dropping ​out ​at ​each ​stage ​of education. ​The ​purpose ​of ​this ​study ​is ​to better ​understand ​why ​the ​retention ​rate ​for women ​is ​so ​low here in the CS department. ​We ​will ​do ​this ​by exploring existing data about other universities’ CS programs as well as available information about our CS department. In the future, we intend to collect ​data ​about ​students ​who ​enroll ​in ​CS 142: ​their ​study ​habits, ​goals, ​interests, motivations, confidence and experiences ​in the department. We ​intend to ​analyze ​the ​data ​and ​publish ​the ​results.