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Research Blog: Computing Belonging for Girls in STEM

Dear SPARK Readers, Happy Women’s History Month! Okay, let’s do a little exercise. Close your eyes and picture a “computer scientist.” Who is it that you picture? If the very first image that comes to mind is of, well, a man, alone in an office surrounded by computer bits, you wouldn’t be alone. Research shows…

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Research Blog: So…you wanna be a scientist?

by Allison Cabana There’s plenty of stereotypes about what women and girls can’t do. Messages about girls not being smart enough for science or not being tough enough for sports are everywhere, from TV shows, books and magazines, news and social media in both subtle and very obvious ways. Back in 1992, there was even…

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