Lisa M. MacLean

Lisa MacLean has been a Computer Science Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, for over fifteen years. She began programming in high school at the age of fifteen and never looked back. It was a long and arduous journey, and initially in college she felt alone and unsupported and dropped out of Computer Science (CS) like so many other women. Later, at Rhode Island College, a professor noticed she had a flair for technology and encouraged her to change her major to Computer Information Systems (CIS). She worked in the CS field for fifteen years before earning a master’s degree in CIS from Bentley University and taking her faculty appointment. There, the same scenarios are being played out back from when she was a student. The “Digital Divide” has been one of the foci of her research, and led to this book.

Cracking the Code: How to Get Women and Minorities into STEM Disciplines and Why We Must

Cracking the Code
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In Stock Date: 
01/29/2017

Lisa M. MacLean

This book will examine the problem of under-represented populations (URPs) in the so-called “STEM” fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this problem is especially acute in computer science. Who are these underrepresented populations? What creates them? And finally, why should there be concern about URPs in STEM?