Michigan State University Seeks to Boost the Number of Women in Computer Science

Michigan State University is partnering with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) in an initiative aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

laura-dillon_lgLaura Dillon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, stated: “This is a workforce issue. We need the best minds and skills to fill rapidly growing workforce demands in information technology and engineering. But it’s also about fairness. There is an abundance of good jobs in these fields. We should not be leaving out half of the talent pool.”

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical,” added Lucy Sanders, CEO and co-founder of NCWIT. “Our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation. The goal of this launch is to immediately increase the visibility and raw numbers of women in these programs.”

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