[Techtalk] re: [Techtalk]:theory vs. practice

Cara Rose godfrc at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 15 12:16:32 EST 2002

Just to add in my .02 -- I went to a largely male
dominated tech school where I dual-majored in Computer
Science and Math. In CS, the ratio ranged from 10
girls for every 50 guys to 1 girl for every 70 guys in
my classes. Math classes were always about 50-50. This
leads me to believe girls being afraid of math isn't
the main reason they're not in computing... 


>Message: 6
>Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 19:41:04 -0600 (CST)
>From: "Glenda R. Snodgrass" <grs at theneteffect.com>
>To: Telsa Gwynne <hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk>
>Cc: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
>Subject: Re: [Techtalk] Theory vs. practice
>I personally think one of the reasons so few women
>consider a career in
>computers is because of the (IMO) over-emphasis on
>high-level math 
>necessary to work in computers.  Now granted, to do
>programming, algorithms and such, high-level math is
>required.  But 
>are many many many jobs in computers that require
>little or no math

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