Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Interviews

So, I have been conducting interviews of students who started as CS majors, but later transferred out to another major at CMU. I have interviewed 4 students so far, all women, from varying backgrounds. One person switched first semester junior year, another, second semester freshman year. Some had 3 CS courses in high school, some had none. Some felt they fit in socially, others did not. One of these women attended a very unusual boarding school for high school, others had more traditional high school educations. But 3 out of the 4 women that I've interviewed so far had poor math skills, or didn't like math, or weren't the best at math in high school or the math courses they took at CMU. These 3 women are also the ones who didn't perform well in CS courses, which was a contributing factor to their decision to leave the CS major. I look forward to interviewing more people and finding out if this trend continues for both men and women.

33 comments:

  1. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

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  2. 三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦!.............................................

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  3. 樂觀進取,勇往直前,持之以恒,是克服困難的妙方。 ............................................................

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  4. 知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。.................................................................

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  5. 一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

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  6. 找一個懂妳的人也期許自己做一個人懂別人的人~.........................................

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