Recipient of the 2019 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community
Professor of Computer Science
SIGCSE addresses gender issues in computing year after year. At DePauw University, we learned from SIGCSE’s lessons – and those taught by ACM’s Council on Women in Computing – and recently awarded 47% of our computer science undergraduate degrees to women. This talk provides a rapid-fire countdown of ten of our most effective strategies that created our 47% class.
Gloria Childress Townsend, Professor of Computer Science, has taught at DePauw University for thirty-nine years and chaired her department for seven years. She founded ACM Celebrations and chaired the ACM-W Chapters project, during her seventeen-year tenure with ACM’s Council on Women in Computing. Her research interests include evolutionary computation and gender issues in computing.