Joanne Cohoon, a professor in the Science, Technology and Society Department at UVa, wrote an essay on the need for more women in computing for US News & World Report: Wanted: Technical Women, US News and World Report, 3 January 2012.
Especially at a time when unemployment is high and our economy is weak, we cannot afford to lose anyone with the technical skills to create a sustainable future, improve health, build our cyber and physical infrastructure, and enhance personal and societal security.
A diverse set of minds needs to tackle those problems. But we are largely missing out on women’s intelligence, creativity, and values in solving the problems we all face.
Why is this so? [Read More]