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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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Why aren't more girls interested in computer science?

  • Study: No girls took AP test in computer science in three states
  • Access, stereotypes partly to blame, according to Georgia Tech director of computing outreach

Barbara Ericson, director of computing outreach at Georgia Tech, has made a startling claim. She said not one female student in three states – Mississippi, Montana and Wyoming -- took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year.

Ericson appeared on Weekend Express to discuss the gender gap and explains why more women aren't interested in computer science.

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