Computer Science Alum Patricia Ordóñez on NPR’s Planet Money: When Women Stopped Coding

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Computer science was not always considered a man’s profession. In fact, many of the pioneering computer scientists were women. But during the 1980s, that changed. In this piece by NPR, Patricia Ordóñez ’10 M.S. and ’12 Ph.D., Computer Science, discusses her experience as a woman studying computer science. She explains that when desktops were introduced for use in the home, it caused a shift because these “toys” were more often purchased for boys than girls. Read the full story.

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