From 2000 to 2011, the number of first-year female undergraduates who expressed interest in a computer science major declined 79%. This statistic has ramifications on America's ability to provide enough qualified graduates to meet the growing demand for workers in computer science.
Women in Computer Science (WiCS) and NCSU Libraries will co-host a screening of the documentary She++ which explores the issues around girls, code and computing, followed by a panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lina Battestilli, WiCS faculty advisor, and will feature women in technology including:
- Dr. Tiffany Barnes, Associate Professor at NCSU
- Dr. Sarah Heckman, Teaching Assistant Professor at NCSU
- Andrea Villanes, recent NCSU graduate/former WiCS officer
- Melanie Donny-Clark, Senior Software Engineer at Google
Free and open to the public.