Computer science Department Chair Ran Libeskind-Hadas was featured in a USA Today article about the gender gap in math and science fields.
In the article, “Math and science fields battle persistent gender gap,” Libeskind-Hadas shared the importance of allowing students to choose how they want to apply the skills they are acquiring.
“Many of the guys would be just as happy in a class that focused exclusively on video games and robots,” he said. “[For women], seeing the applications of computing to society is really important, and seeing applications of computing to things they use in their day-to-day lives is important. That includes things like, how does Google Maps work, or how does a music recommendation system work.”
- Read the USA Today article