Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Women and Information TechnologyResearch on Underrepresentation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033459

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 20 May 2022



(p.471) Conclusion
Women and Information Technology

J. McGrath Cohoon

William Aspray

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on the engineering approach to creating gender balance in computing. Just as engineering has produced many benefits in the absence of complete scientific understanding, the hope is that it will lead to parity in computing before we fully understand why women are underrepresented in this and other technology fields. Instead of waiting for full knowledge of a highly complex situation, the plan is to move forward by applying what we know, experimenting, and building on success.

Keywords:   gender balance, computing, engineering approach

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.