Girl Scouts Comput

Authors: Barbara Ericson, Tom Mcklin


In this paper, we describe our attempt to attract more girls to computing by working with the Girl Scouts. We describe the types of outreach we have done with the Girl Scouts and the results of our efforts. We have found that even four hour workshops can change girl’s attitudes towards computing in positive ways. In the last three years we have dramatically increased the number of workshops we offer and the number of girls that we reach. We hope that others will follow our example and start computing outreach programs with the Girl Scouts.

Mcklin, Tom. (2010). Girl Scouts Compute.

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