As undergraduates, Jeremy Keeshin ’12 M.S. ’13 and Zach Galant ’12 M.S. ’13 taught introductory computer science to their peers as teaching assistants in the perpetually overenrolled CS106A. But after graduating, they decided to take their teaching to a younger group: high school students.
Perhaps even more remarkable than the record-breaking enrollment in CS 106A last quarter was the percentage of those 594 students who were female.
Gender parity, if only in the introductory class, is encouraging news for a department that is overwhelmingly male.