Tuesdays at 3:30-4:20pm in MGH 295
Maggie Ryan, CSE Academic Advisor
Questions? Talk to me in class or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (Jan. 10) - Introduction to the Seminar
Week 2 (Jan. 17) - Amazon Field TripWomen in Computing?
Assignment #1 Due (in class)
Week 3 (Jan. 24) - Unconscious Bias
Week 4 (Jan. 31) - Extracurriculars and Internships
Week 5 (Feb. 7) - Current Majors Panel
Week 6 (Feb. 14) - Exploring Computing-Related Majors
Week 7 (Feb. 21) - Lab Tours
Week 8 (Feb. 28) - Alumnae Panel
Week 9 (Mar. 7) - 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: Unconcious Bias: View a tech company's video on unconcious bias and write a short reflection
- Assignment #2: Exploring Majors - Your options as a UW Student: Collect and share info about a computing-related major offered at UW (other than Computer Science/Engineering)
- Assignment #3: Important Women in Technology Research a leader in the tech industry, and share her profile with the class.