01 May 2012

Maria Klawe from Harvey Mudd

My parents recently shared this newshour piece with me, an interview with Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd.

My favorite part of the interview was her response to women who are considering careers in STEM fields. She said "My message is #1 try [computer science], because you won't know until you've tried it. Also if there are some male students who seem to know way more than you do, ignore it, because they tend to show it off more. Look for an instructor that is encouraging because that makes a huge difference."

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