|Título||¿Se estarán extinguiendo las mujeres de la carrera de Computación e Informática?|
|Tipo de publicación||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Autores||Marín, G, E Barrantes, G, Chavarría, S|
|Conference Name||Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática, CLEI|
|Publisher||Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática, CLEI|
|Conference Location||San José, Costa Rica|
In recent times, a tendency to a dramatically decreasing female participation in Computer Science has been documented around the world. When this occurs, it creates a series of problems that must be addressed. For the case of the undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer and Information Sciences at the Universidad de Costa Rica, we present evidence that (a) women are under-represented at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (b) the relative frequency of women in the undergraduate (but not graduate!) levels is effectively decreasing, and (c) women are more efficient at both graduating and getting admitted to graduate programs. Based on the available data, we confirm that the differences are not due to some inherent female deficiency but due to gender issues.