How Harvey Mudd Transformed Its Computer Science Program â€” And Nearly Closed Its Gender Gap | TechCrunch
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Harvey Mudd is known as one of the most elite science, engineering and mathematics colleges in the world. But historically, its computer science department hasnâ€™t exactly been known as a paragon of gender diversity â€” in 2006, only 10 percent of Harvey Muddâ€™s computer science majors were female.
But under Dr. Maria Klawe, the renowned computer scientist (and Microsoft board member) who joined Harvey Mudd as president in 2006, the gender ratio at Muddâ€™s CS department has changed dramatically. This year, fully 48 percent of the CS majors in Harvey Muddâ€™s junior class are female.