Evaluation of the IMPACTS Computer Science Presentations

Steven M McGee, Ronald I. Greenberg, Dale Reed, Jennifer Duck

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Recent computer science enrollments have shown positive trends. However, these trends are not evenly distributed by gender and race. Efforts to recruit underrepresented students should focus on providing information that demystifies the field of computer science. This paper reports on such an effort to inform underrepresented high school students about the field and its diversity. The results suggest that increasing awareness in an enjoyable format can increase student interest in pursuing computer science. These results can provide guidance about ways to encourage students to take high school computer science classes as motivation and preparation for college-level computer science.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Computing Teachers
StatePublished - 2013


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