January 30, 2008

Women and information technology: research on underrepresentation, edited by NCWIT Social Scientists J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray, has won a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2007.

CHOICE Magazine publishes more than 7,000 book reviews each year, intended to help academic librarians and higher education faculty choose materials for their libraries. Fewer than 10 percent of all books reviewed in CHOICE receive the Outstanding Academic Title distinction. The list of Outstanding Academic Titles reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice, and is published every year in the January issue.

Joanne McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray both are regarded as expert research scientists on the topic of gender and technology. Dr. Cohoon is an NCWIT Senior Research Scientist and sociologist in the department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia. William Aspray is Rudy Professor of Informatics at Indiana University's School of Informatics and services on the NCWIT Social Science Advisory Board.

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NCWIT is a coalition of more than 100 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working aggressively to increase women's participation in information technology (IT). NCWIT believes that women's participation is a compelling issue of innovation, competitiveness, and workforce sustainability. Our work connects efforts along the entire pipeline, from K-12 and higher education through industry and academic careers. Find out more at htpp://