Conquering the Student Gap in Computer Science


by : 
Alina L.


Although located in the heart of Silicon Valley, very few females enroll in high school computer science. Specifically, one high school reports an average of 20% of female students enrolling in computer science classes. This number is incredibly low and causes a problem as computer science is arguably an essential skill in the growing age of technology. This project will focus on influencing more females to feel comfortable pursuing a class in computer science to deepen their interest without feeling discouraged or judged by promoting computer science to middle schoolers, freshmen, and their families who are planning student enrollment for next year's courses.