Submitted by Lauren Amos(102)2 September, 2014 - 00:00
"Exploring Computer Science" boosts female student participation in L.A. school district to double the national average
Jane Margolis is an educator and researcher at UCLA, who has dedicated her career to democratizing computer science education and addressing under-representation in the field. Her work inspires students from diverse backgrounds to study computer science and to use their knowledge to help society. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Margolis and her team investigated why so few girls and under-represented minorities are learning computer science. They developed "Exploring Computer Science," or ECS, to reverse the trend.
Read more and view a terrific new NSF-produced video that highlights the ECS Project in LA on Science Nation, the National Science Foundation's online magazine "that's all about science for the people."