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Lucia Morris

Diversity in CS: Race and gender among CS majors in 2015 vs 2020

It’s no secret that the tech industry has suffered from a historical lack of racial and gender diversity. And when Stanford’s computer science (CS) department isn’t creating founders of the next Google, Snapchat or Netflix, it’s busy churning out employees for these big tech companies. Given the tech industry’s lack of progress on the issue, this pipeline between Stanford’s CS department and the tech industry highlights the importance of diversity within its students. In this article, we will examine the race and gender demographics of CS majors, and how this breakdown has changed over the past five years.

The invisible minority: FLI students and online learning

Navigating Stanford as a first-generation, low-income (FLI) student presents significant challenges. FLI students face impostor syndrome and stereotype threat, greater risk of mental health problems, limited academic exposure compared to peers, and often arrive on campus plagued by the spectres of an unstable homelife and the pressure to be the “financial savior” of their family.…
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