We are trying to educate female students about the many opportunities in Computing and to eliminate misperceptions about work in Computing. Computer professionals are NOT all geeks and nerds who are sitting in window-less offices, doing -- who knows what -- for 12 hours a day.
We are specifically NOT trying to recruit students to our institution, and we tell them, we are happy if they go anywhere they would like to go.
For this purpose we are sending female MS students to high schools to give one hour presentations to the students. Dr. Geller also visited and presented at several high schools.
The student presentations include a practical demonstration explaining how a computer works, by a role play exercise.