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Kelly, Dampier, Carr - Willing Able Unwanted.Pdf, Kimberly Kelly, David Dampier, Kendra Carr Dec 2012

Kelly, Dampier, Carr - Willing Able Unwanted.Pdf, Kimberly Kelly, David Dampier, Kendra Carr

David Dampier

The shortage of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is well-documented.
Many efforts address women’s low representation in fields such as computing target high
school girls in an effort to solidify their commitment to these fields before they enter college and create
computing “potential selves.” This paper describes one such effort in the rural South, the Women in
Cyber Security residential camp for girls in Mississippi. Consistent with existing literature, we find
girls are interested in the social relevance of various technological skills and desire hands-on, applied
learning exercises. We also find girls are poorly informed about ...