June 9, 2006
Group Seeks to Make Computer Science More Attractive
Computer science, long portrayed as a club for boys with few social skills, is about to get a makeover.
A new organization seeks to attract women and underrepresented minorities to the field by promoting computer-science courses as more welcoming and more sociable than they are reputed to be.
"IT and computing have the image of not being a very people-friendly field," says Teresa A. Dahlberg, an associate professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at