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‘CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap’ film screening April 18

A public screening of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” a documentary that includes profiles of successful women in computer science careers, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. This event is sponsored by the Penn State University Libraries Diversity Programming Committee in collaboration with information science and technology and computer engineering liaison librarians Carmen Cole and Vanessa Eyer.

As tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates, “CODE” exposes the shortage of American female and minority software engineers. “CODE” examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.

A discussion following the film will be moderated by Karen Estlund, the University Libraries associate dean for technology and digital strategies.

The complete Penn State News article can be read online and an 8.5×11 downloadable PDF for “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” is also available to share with potentially interested colleagues.

For more information on this service, or for questions about accommodations and the physical access provided, contact Sherry Roth, University Libraries Diversity Programming committee member, at 814-865-1011 or ssr11@psu.edu in advance of this event.