[…] when high school girls think of computer scientists they
think of geeks, pocket protectors, isolated cubicles and a
lifetime of staring into a screen writing computer code.
This image discourages members of both sexes, but the problem
seems to be more prevalent among women. “They think of it as
programming,” Dr. Cuny said. “They don’t think of it as
revolutionizing the way we are going to do medicine or create
synthetic molecules or study our impact on the climate of the