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Reflective Writing: The Gender Gap


Due: April 4



To learn about the gender gap in computer science and possible reasons for it.



For this writing assignment, read the article Why is Computer Science Unpopular Among Women? which provides a summary of the gender gap problem in computer science, that is, the relative lack of women in the field.

Then answer the following questions:

  1. Why is the gender imbalance in computer science such a problem in the field?
  2. The article talks about several possible causes of the gender gap. Which one of these do you think is the biggest contributor?
  3. Is there any other factor you think could play a role?



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