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Minerva's machine : women and computing

Author: Karen A Frenkel; Stephen Schmidt; John Friedman; Association for Computing Machinery.; Friedman/Schmidt Productions (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary on women in computing profiles a diverse group of successful women in the field today. Topics covered include the history of women in computing, the departure of women from academic computing in the mid-80s, why there are fewer women in computing than men, and gender differences in response to high-technology. Sociologists, psychologists, educators and other experts report findings on research into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen A Frenkel; Stephen Schmidt; John Friedman; Association for Computing Machinery.; Friedman/Schmidt Productions (Firm)
OCLC Number: 34407935
Notes: Originally produced for public television and aired on WNET, December 17, 1995.
Credits: Music, Donald Sosin ; archival footage, Film/Audio Services, Inc.
Performer(s): Narrator, Betsy Lehndorff.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white segments ; 1/2 in.
Details: Synopsis, profiles, more information, and feedback available on the Internet at: (http://www.acm.org/minerva/).; VHS.
Other Titles: Women and computing
Responsibility: created and written by Karen A. Frenkel ; produced by Stephen Schmidt ; directed by John S. Friedman ; narrator, Betsy Lehndorff ; a Friedman/Schmidt Production in association with KTEH, San Jose Public Television.

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This documentary on women in computing profiles a diverse group of successful women in the field today. Topics covered include the history of women in computing, the departure of women from academic computing in the mid-80s, why there are fewer women in computing than men, and gender differences in response to high-technology. Sociologists, psychologists, educators and other experts report findings on research into different responses to computers and video games and reports are given on programs designed to encourage girls in math, science and engineering, as well as other ways to bridge the computer gender gap.

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