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Professor Amy McGovern Advocates Encouragement and Practical Instruction to Bridge the Gender Gap in Computer Science
May 1, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Amy McGovern, associate professor in the School of Computer Science and adjunct associate professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, instructs college students and coaches a children's robotics team, saying that a gender imbalance in computer science starts at the elementary-school level or even before. She also makes connections so that students see that what they're doing has an application to the real world.Full Story
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