|Título||Gender gap in computer science programs from Costa Rican Public universities|
|Tipo de publicación||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Autores||Mata, FJ, Quesada, A, Raventós, GM|
|Conference Name||Informatica (CLEI), 2012 XXXVIII Conferencia Latinoamericana en Informatica (CLEI)|
|Palabras clave||computer science programs, Costa Rica, Gender, public universities|
There is evidence that women tend to be underrepresented in computer science programs (CS) in many countries. Based on this fact, we analyzed the gender situation in Costa Rica finding that this situation also applies to the four public universities in the country. Furthermore, similar to the case of the U.S., the percentage of women graduating from CS programs from such universities is decreasing. Based on previous studies, we attempt to explain the gender gap in Costa Rican public universities, and present recommendations to reduce it.