If you are interested in how women contribute to technology, we invite you to join CSE 190a! This one-credit seminar explores how you can contribute to the fabulous field of technology.
Course content includes panels, discussions, research demos, and a field trip. Required work includes reading a couple short articles, gathering information online, and participating in class discussions.
We'll learn about women innovators, discover 'real world' applications of CSE, and meet other students interested in computing and taking 142 and 143!
Student learning goals
We'll explore computing at the UW and beyond: * exciting research areas (animation, game design, computers in education and medicine) * the contributions of important women in computing * how computing can solve real world problems in science, education, health, the arts, and many other fields * computing career paths and related majors at the UW * current issues in computing
We'll meet future, current, and former CSE majors, including CSE alumni now in the computing industry. We'll also visit a local company to see what life is life for women in computing after graduation. Computer science and engineering are valuable tools for countless career paths -- this seminar will help you explore your interests, whether you're headed to law school, curing cancer, social justice or game design, or if you have no idea what you want to do after graduation.
General method of instruction
Course is based in weekly discussions, experiential activities, and special guests.
No background necessary. Must be currently registered for CSE 142 or 143, or planning to take one of these in the near future.
Class assignments and grading
Four small assignments, and participation in each class discussion.
Credit is based on consistent participation in class discussion and completion of assignments.