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Cracking the Code by Lisa M. MacLean

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         CHAPTER 2         

THE DEPTH OF THE PROBLEM

It has been shown in the Breadth section of this book that there is a crisis of a dearth of women, especially minority women, in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. This problem is especially acute in Computer Science. It was also detailed extensively why this is a problem and what has combined to create the perfect storm of impending economic stagnation, impoverished populations, and a lack of interest in choosing these fields. Now, research into the details of the problem will be discussed with citations to reference the full text. It will be then shown what must be done in order to correct this social injustice and stave off losing USA’s status as a leader in technological ...

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