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Mississippi State University

Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing

NSF Awards: 1649312

2017 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Informal / multi-age

The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing is working to attract women and women of color to computing, improve retention rates of women in undergraduate computing majors. and help postsecondary women make the transition to the computing workforce

We are studying:

  • the factors that influence and motivate female students in Mississippi to enroll and persist in an undergraduate computing major 
  • which pre-collegiate experiences influenced them to enroll
  • which stakeholders influenced these girls in their decision-making process
  • what programs are effective in impacting their persistence in the major
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