Linda Kekelis, Linda Kekelis Consulting asked Jill Hubbard, Tigard Tualatin School District/South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

PostedWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:21 PM

How do you encourage girls to enroll and stay in your engineering and CS pathway programs?
Jill, I lead Techbridge, a nonprofit in Oakland, CA that supports girls in engineering and am always interested in hearing of the successes and challenges of encouraging more girls (especially those who are most underrepresented in STEM) to give engineering and CS a try. When they do they often find that they do like it.
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  • Jill Hubbard , Tigard Tualatin School District/South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
    Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:08 PM
    Interesting question. I'm involves with a national movement called CSforAll designed to encourage non-traditional students to participate in computer science.   Initially, my approach was to specifically recruit students but as time went on, I started to understand that the problem was more about inclusive curriculum  My inclusive I don't mean curriculum "designed for girls".  Rather, I mean curriculum that includes the broad spectrum of what computer science really is.  
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