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Lunn, Stephanie; Ross, Monique; Hazari, Zahra; Weiss, Mark Allen; Georgiopoulos, Michael; Christensen, Kenneth – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
Despite increasing demands for skilled workers within the technological domain, there is still a deficit in the number of graduates in computing fields (computer science, information technology, and computer engineering). Understanding the factors that contribute to students' motivation and persistence is critical to helping educators,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Prediction, Identification (Psychology), Computer Science Education
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Lunn, Stephanie; Zahedi, Leila; Ross, Monique; Ohland, Matthew W. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Although computing occupations have some of the greatest projected growth rates, there remains a deficit of graduates in these fields. The struggle to engage enough students to meet demands is particularly pronounced for groups already underrepresented in computing, specifically, individuals that self-identify as a woman, or as Black,…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Enrollment Rate
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Dou, Remy; Bhutta, Karina; Ross, Monique; Kramer, Laird; Thamotharan, Vishodana – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Like other STEM fields, computer science (CS) lacks representation of minorities, such as Black and Hispanic individuals, both in the number of bachelor's degrees obtained and the number of individuals in the CS workforce. Out-of-school CS programs are often designed with the intent to inspire young people to pursue careers in CS. Much of this…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Stereotypes, Student Interests, Middle School Students
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Ross, Monique; Hazari, Zahra; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Computer science (CS) has been identified as one of the fastest-growing professions, with demand for CS professionals far outpacing the supply of CS graduates. The necessity for a trained CS workforce has compelled industry and academia to evaluate strategies for broadening participation in CS. The current literature in CS education emphasizes the…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Career Choice, Females, Social Influences