Beginning this year, Stanford’s popular introductory computer science (CS) courses, CS 106A: Programming Methodology and CS 106B: Programming Abstractions in C++, required interested students to apply before being able to join during the summer quarter.
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.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it is no surprise that Stanford is home to many brilliant emerging minds in Computer Science (CS). However, within this group of talented students, there is an even more distinguished group–those who make it into the CS section leading program.