2nd Annual GEM Contest
This spring the University of Nebraska at Lincoln completed its 2nd Annual Girl Empowerment and Mentoring (GEM) contest. Based on our introduction and exit surveys, we observed some interesting and encouraging results. Overall, more than half of students who completed both surveys reported improved views towards computer science. Participants also reported specifically inreased confidence in their CS knowledge and abilities and interests in majoring in CS. They also reported that it does not make sense that there are more men than women in computer science.
Leen-Kiat Soh is Principal Investigator of the GEM project and Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UNL.