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I am interested in the application of the learning sciences and in leveraging technology tools in the service of learning. I am passionate about encouraging diverse participation in CS and understanding the role of women in the field.

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Anyone can be a role model!

Anyone can be a role model!

As long as the role model does not embody current negative STEM stereotypes. As described by Stout and Camp (2014) a strong predictor in feeling a sense of belonging is noticing that there are others who look like you in the social environment. Research has also found that women tend to be repelled by the negative stereotypes associated with computing (Stout & Camp, 2014). 

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Women and CS History

Women and CS History

The significant contributions by women to the developemnt of the computer and CS continue to be overlooked. Most recently in this article by @cdixon for @TheAtlantic: How Aristotle created the computer.

It is important to bring to light the contributions by women and remind people of the work of Denis Gürer and others. 

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