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Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science
Ok, it’s great that some institutions are working on this issue, but do we really think that doing things like revising recruiting brochures to show photos of women and hiring women as campus tour guides are so terribly complicated that they are akin to “cracking a code”?!
Speaking at the group level, women have less power than men. Relative to members of high-power groups, members of low-power groups are more adept at picking up subtle cues, because, in many situations, their well-being depends on their ability to do so and use them effectively. Lacking the power to absolutely determine the outcome, members of low-power groups capitalize on information that helps them read the situation and prepare/act accordingly. (This is why, on average, women of all races/ethnicities and racial/ethnic minorities of all genders are better at reading nonverbal cues than white men.) Thus, women are tuned in to cues like who is in a photo in a brochure, website, or slideshow, who is working in the lab they tour, who is leading the tour itself.
If institutions are only showcasing men as students and professors in computer science, they shouldn’t be surprised that the huge majority of their CS majors are men.

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Ok, it’s great that some institutions are working on this issue, but do we really think that doing things like revising recruiting brochures to show photos of women and hiring women as campus tour guides are so terribly complicated that they are akin to “cracking a code”?!

Speaking at the group level, women have less power than men. Relative to members of high-power groups, members of low-power groups are more adept at picking up subtle cues, because, in many situations, their well-being depends on their ability to do so and use them effectively. Lacking the power to absolutely determine the outcome, members of low-power groups capitalize on information that helps them read the situation and prepare/act accordingly. (This is why, on average, women of all races/ethnicities and racial/ethnic minorities of all genders are better at reading nonverbal cues than white men.) Thus, women are tuned in to cues like who is in a photo in a brochure, website, or slideshow, who is working in the lab they tour, who is leading the tour itself.

If institutions are only showcasing men as students and professors in computer science, they shouldn’t be surprised that the huge majority of their CS majors are men.

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Writing clean and well-indented code can be tough when you’re first starting out, but getting into good habits will help in the long run. Paste your HTML, CSS or JS into DirtyMarkup.com and hit Clean to see how your code can be improved.http://dirtymarkup.com/

Writing clean and well-indented code can be tough when you’re first starting out, but getting into good habits will help in the long run. Paste your HTML, CSS or JS into DirtyMarkup.com and hit Clean to see how your code can be improved.
http://dirtymarkup.com/

http://us.kano.me/Kano: “A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.”

http://us.kano.me/
Kano: “A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.”

http://www.colormoo.com/There are a gazillion color scheme generators out there, but we like the simplicity and speed of this one.

http://www.colormoo.com/
There are a gazillion color scheme generators out there, but we like the simplicity and speed of this one.

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Lots of neat textures in this library of “New Old Stock” photos.http://nos.twnsnd.co/

Lots of neat textures in this library of “New Old Stock” photos.
http://nos.twnsnd.co/