Gender & Technology: The Gender Disparity in Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Fall 2015
  • Undergraduate
Irving Salas Barrios
Sociology
Gender & Technology: The Gender Disparity in Computer Science at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is home to one of the most renown Computer Science programs in the world, yet the number of female representation in the major remains lackluster. This research aims at evaluating the current "classroom climate" to determine several factors that may inhibit the Program's inclusivity. This research uses UC Berkeley as a focal point while comparing with campuses such as Harvey Mudd College who have found success in encouraging more women to the computer science field.