12 June 2020

How do we increase diversity in Computer Science? Inspiring insights from our webinar with two experts


The Department of Computer Science was honored to have Dr. Carol Frieze and Dr. Jeria Quesenberry from Carnegie Mellon University share the story about how they managed to transform the gender diversity among the students on their Computer Science programs. We received a bunch of interesting questions from the many participants at the webinar which Carol and Jeria answer here.

Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Department of Computer Science held a webinar about (Gender) Diversity in Computer Science – a topic that is very important to us at DIKU. We invited Dr. Carol Frieze and Dr. Jeria Quesenberry, authors of the books “Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon and Around the World” and “Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around the World,” to share their insights.

We would like to thank everyone who joined the webinar, and thanks again to Carol and Jeria for an inspiring presentation. We, for sure, will continue the discussion and contribute to change. Below, you will find answers to all the follow-up questions.