OU Looks To Attract More Female Students To Science Fields
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Young people were able to get a better glimpse of what the field of computer science is all about Monday afternoon at Norman's central library.
The University of Oklahoma's computer science department falls under the umbrella of the Gallogly College of Engineering.
Right now, only 24 percent of OU engineering students are female and the university would like to more than double that number.
Monday, female computer science majors worked with younger girls from sixth grade to seniors in high school, on better understanding what computer science is all about.
Eliana Gaythan is 12 years old.
“It’s a very very valuable experience,” she beamed Monday afternoon. “I don’t know how to put it in any other words. It’s like having this tool on my belt, going out in the field of engineering and computer sciences.”
Gaythan is one of several local girls who meet at the Norman Library every Monday, as part of the “Girls Who Code Club.”