Despite Mobile Apps Boom, Women Remain Underrepresented

Oct 10, 2013

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In the course of reporting this series, I spoke to very few women who were working with mobile apps.  It wasn’t for lack of trying.  This gender gap isn’t unusual in computer science in general.  And it isn’t confined to New Hampshire. 

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is a leader in bringing women into the field.  I recently spoke with Professor Lenore Blum.  She chairs Carnegie Mellon’s computer science department, and founded the Women at the School of Computer Science program.  I began by asking her about how Carnegie Mellon encourages female students.