Friday, August 2, 2013

A Picture of Me Dancing With Graphs

On Wednesday, I did my annual mentoring with Girls @ Virtual Ventures, the all-female section of the popular science and engineering camp held at Carleton.  As usual, the girls made a wonderful audience as I told them what computer science was, had them discuss why there aren't more women in CS (and why it mattered; things got intense!), and ran the CS Unplugged searching activity.

This photo was posted on the Virtual Ventures Twitter account.  I like it; it looks like I'm dancing with graphs. :)

In other news, my post about how improving CS education improves it for everyone was featured on the blog of the Ontario NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.  Stay tuned for an original, more personal post to appear there later this month.


Oli said...

Happen to keep an accounting of what the kids had to say on the topic?

E.S. Ivy said...

Would love to read excerpts of your talk!

Gail Carmichael said...

Oli: Not specifically, though I have summarized similar discussions in the past I think. This one did have more of a focus on feminism and why the Disney channel portrays girls poorly.

E.S. Ivy: I don't think I have a script-like write-up of this particular formula (though it might be buried way back in the archives), but the write-up for the recent Go Code Girl event might be interesting to you!

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