How Harvey Mudd’s President is Solving the Gender Gap in Computer Science

How is Harvey Mudd College’s President helping solve the gender gap in computer science?

Reported by EdSurge, President Maria Klawe’s intentional diversity and inclusion initiatives at Harvey Mudd College have helped raise the women-student ratio in STEM degrees from 30% to 50% during her tenure there.

This approach required a strategic plan that focused on both unsurpassed excellence and diversity at all levels, while intentionally seeking to build confidence and community among underrepresented groups, including changing faculty demographics as well.

The takeaway? Are our gender and demographic program mixes what the market has decided, or due to how welcoming our institutions are to diversity?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.