Raise awareness to gender issues in computing, to inspire and motivate students interested in computing.
Show the film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap in multiple capacities. We showed this film (45 minute classroom version plus discussion) 4 times.
1) With the IT Student Alliance (IT student organization) -September 2016
2) At the Center for Engaged Inclusion (diversity center on campus - aimed at general student population) - 10/31/16
3) lunchtime viewing for faculty 11/10/16
4) evening viewing for faculty 11/10/16
Progress On Activity
All 4 viewings completed.
The biggest attendance was the first one - current CIT students. The film sparked a great discussion. Showing it at the Centre for Engaged Inclusion was also great - while only a handful of students attended, they shared their experiences with gender bias in their various fields of study. Only 3 faculty members attended the viewings but I think that was more about timing than lack of interest. It was still engaging for them.