March 12, 2021
Kicking Butt in Computer Science with Dr. Carol Frieze & Dr. Jeria Quesenberry
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
In honor of Women's History Month, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and Women in History of Science and Technology (WHOST) are excited to host "Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon and Around the World," presented by Dr. Carol Frieze of the School of Computer Science & Dr. Jeria Quesenberry of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Carnegie Mellon University has a reputation as a national leader in supporting women in computing. Over the last few years, the university has hit a landmark in reaching gender parity in the computer science major. In this talk, Frieze and Quesenberry will discuss the various obstacles and catalysts that help determine women’s participation in the rapidly growing fields of computing.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend this event.
About the Speakers
Dr. Carol Frieze is Director of Women@SCS and SCS4ALL in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science where she has worked on diversity and inclusion for the past 18 years. Her publications, teaching, and research interests focus on the culture of computing, stereotypes and myths, unconscious bias, and broadening participation in computing fields.
Dr. Jeria Quesenberry is an Associate Teaching Professor of Information Systems in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests are directed at the study of cultural influences on information technology students and professionals, including topics of social inclusion, broadening participation, career values, organizational interventions, and work-life balance.