Unlocking the Clubhouse Book Signing
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Presentation
2:30 p.m. Reception and book signing
Stewart Center Room 214 CD
West Lafayette, Indiana
Allan Fisher, computer scientist and educator, examines the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. Unlocking the Clubhouse, the book he co-authored with social scientist Jane Margolis, is based on research done at Carnegie Mellon University over a period of four years. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. He also describes educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon - where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000.
Dr. Fisher is the former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, is President and CEO of Carnegie Technology Education, a Carnegie Mellon company.
The presentation and reception is free and open to the public.