Are Nerd-phobic Young Girls to Blame for the Lack of Female Computer Scientists?

Apparently there is a huge lack of women in the computer science industry. According to the National Science Foundation, 38% of the computer science bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States in 1985 went to women, but in 2003, the figure was only at about 28%. Dr.Jan Cuny (a last name that I'm sure gets a lot of "accidental typos" in emails), is a computer scientist at the University of Oregon and thinks that women don't want to participate in computer science programs in college because they're afraid of being labelled a nerd. 'The nerd factor is huge," she says.

Loading ...