Women have been historically underrepresented in computer science and the gender gap in this field has widened further in recent years. This presentation uses data collected from a national sample of students entering college between 1971 and 2011 to explore the changing background characteristics, career aspirations, and self-perceptions of female undergraduate computer science majors over the past forty years. Women in computer science are compared with women across other STEM field.
Sax, L. J. (2016). The gender gap in STEM: The unique case of computer science.