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Gender Codes Featured on IEEE Computer Society Website

The IEEE Computer Society (www.computer.org) is featuring Gender Codes on its main webpage today, citing it as "a fresh, constructive examination of the gender imbalance in computer education and technology."

Authors of the 13 chapters first met at a CBI-sponsored workshop in May 2008, and the volume developed as a historical response to the professional crisis of women "leaving" the profession. Proportionately fewer undergraduate women are studying computer science today than anytime in the last four decades, and there has also been a decline of women in the white-collar IT workforce since the mid-1980s. Most of the book's 71 images come from CBI's extensive photo collection.

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