Tuesdays at 2:30-3:20pm in Savery 136
Maggie Ryan, CSE Academic Advisor
Questions? Talk to me in class or email me at email@example.com
Office: Allen Center for CSE, Room 101
Melissa Medsker-Galloway, CSE and HCDE Undergraduate Student
As your CSE 190a TA, Melissa is a great resource for questions about what it's like to be a CSE student, work in an internship, getting involved in research, or any other questions about the CSE student experience. She's also a CSE 143 TA this quarter, so she's happy to offer any tips on succeeding in CSE 142 and determining next steps!
This course is designed to:
- Help students explore computer science, including research areas, careers, and the contributions of important women to the field.
- Inspire interest, enthusiasm, and curiosity about computer science, and address existing negative stereotypes of computer scientists.
- Foster an environment for discussion, debate, and community for women interested in CSE.
- Get students thinking about how gender and other identity factors influence their choice of major and career.
**Note: The following schedule is tentative to change depending on tour logistics and student interest**
Week 1 (Oct. 4) - Introduction to the Seminar
Week 2 (Oct. 11) - Why Women in Computing?
Assignment #1 Due (in class)
Week 3 (Oct. 18) - Unconscious Bias
Week 4 (Oct. 25) - Facebook Field Trip
Week 5 (Nov. 1) - Lab Tours
Week 6 (Nov. 8) - Alumnae Panel
Week 7 (Nov. 15) - Exploring Computing-Related Majors
Week 8 (Nov. 22) - Current Majors Panel
Week 9 (Nov. 29) - Opportunities On and Off Campus/
Week 10 (Dec. 6) - Last Class
This seminar is a Credit/No Credit course. To recieve credit, you must earn 40 points for homework (which means completing all four assignments), and 90 of 100 possible Participation points (which means attending at least 9 class sessions).
The content of this seminar is delivered through in-class discussions, guest speakers, presentations, and individual readings and assignments. Participating is very important in this seminar. You can earn participation points by asking questions and participating in class, and/or by posting questions and articles in the "General Discussion" section of our GoPost board.
This course will include four assignments. For each, you'll research a specific topic, read an assigned text or watch a lecture online, then share information from the assignments in class.
- Assignment #1: Why Women in CSE? This assignment introducesthe purpose of this seminar and asks students to consider why we care about the role of women in CS and engineering.